Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:38pm
Elaine Hall, founder of the Miracle Project, will speak about her unconventional approach to helping children with autism in a free lecture Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at the League School of Greater Boston, 300 Boston Providence Turnpike.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:34pm
Senate Democrats say two Republican education bills are cookie-cutter copies from a conservative think tank. But Republicans say: Heck, no. Our bills are homemade with homegrown ingredients.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 4:29pm
The Center for Michigan has one. So does the governor and legislature. Even the Oxford Foundation has one. What is it? A plan for educational reform, and it seems that everyone, with the exception of the educational community, has one. It seems they would rather simply stand on the sidelines and carp about ideas being advanced.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 2:16pm
A former priest and suspected child molester left employment with the Los Angeles Archdiocese to work for the L.A. Unified School District, officials confirmed Sunday. The former clergyman, Joseph Pina, did not work with children in his school district job, said L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 1:53pm
During her three years as Washington D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee raised eyebrows with her tough-love approach to fixing a failing school system. And when I sat down with Rhee on “This Week,” the controversial education reformer made no apologies for her rough-and-tumble philosophy.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 1:52pm
Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 1:22pm
Parents will be able to send their kids to private or religious schools using public education funds if a new constitutional amendment passes in Alaska. Wasilla Republican Rep. Wes Keller has renewed his efforts to create a school voucher program, which would be significantly different from the state's limited charter school system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 1:00pm
The federal government's push for drastic reforms at chronically low-achieving schools has led to takeovers by charter operators, overhauls of staff and curriculum, and even school shutdowns across the country.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 2:56pm
iCreate to Educate announces a forthcoming strategic partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Group. Although specific details of the investment remain undisclosed, the aim of this partnership is to better leverage each company’s product line and strengthen its mutual market presence.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 2:52pm
The LearnPad took home the show’s top prize as: “BETT 2013 Best Digital Device”. The LearnPad was one of 5 finalists among submissions from leading edtech, software, and hardware companies.