Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:36am
April 28 - May 1, 2013
St. Louis, Missouri
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:33am
A special issue of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME) focuses on equity at the intersection of research and practice in mathematics education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:27am
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has launched a new website, IAQ in Practice, to highlight school districts that have successfully improved air quality in their buildings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:07pm
A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency. The report, which originated at the University of Sydney, saw an almost ten percent jump in girls declining from studying a form of math from 2001 to 2011, the website Phys.org learned. Additionally, only 13.8 percent of girls took a math or science subject for higher school certification in 2011.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:00pm
A tiny school district in southeast Colorado — too small to afford an armed security guard and too far from the nearest town for deputies to respond quickly to an emergency — is the first to announce that its principal and superintendent will soon carry weapons to school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:56pm
The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee has filed a bill lifting the cap on the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide, and authorizing them to receive public facilities funding. Current state law restricts to 215 the number of charter school licenses. But Sen. Dan Patrick's measure would allow an unlimited number of charters.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:53pm
A mandatory drug testing program for Juneau's high school students involved in extra-curricular activities might end in an effort to save the district money. Eliminating the three-year-old program is one of a handful of cuts the Juneau School District has proposed to reduce spending by about $1.75 million in 2014.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:50pm
A new principal will take the reins of a West Texas high school that's mired in a cheating scandal, which landed the superintendent in jail and put the school district on probation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:45pm
School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:39pm
DeKalb County school board Chairman Eugene Walker announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his leadership role over the troubled school district. Walker will remain on the board but will relinquish his chairmanship so someone else can lead.