Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:41pm
Quality education is without a doubt one of the necessary foundations for a thriving community. Excellent schools create excellent graduates, and that creates a pool of potential employees that can help attract business.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:37pm
For a state accustomed to accolades for educational excellence, a D+ grade surely will earn scorn from defenders of the current system. Given what’s at stake, however, we should seize this criticism and take it as an opportunity for some self-reflection.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:28pm
Tom Sirard, an Enfield (Conn.) Board of Education member from 2009 to 2011, was re-appointed to that board at Monday night's Town Council meeting. A Republican vacancy exists on the board due to the recent resignation of past vice chairman Chuck Johnson. The town charter calls for a replacement to be designated by the council.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:23pm
A southwestern Virginia lawman, with an extensive background as a school resource officer, in community policing, rural law enforcement and administration has been selected by Gov. Bob McDonnell to serve on the newly-created Task Force on School and Campus Safety.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 4:18pm
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed retired teacher Darryl Mehaffie to the Ohio state Board of Education. Mehaffie was sworn in privately yesterday in Columbus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:22pm
Imagine starting a race knowing everyone will get a head start, except for you. Not exactly fair, is it? But for many children, this isn't too far off from reality. That's because there are millions of children living in poverty who are not getting the high-quality early learning opportunities they deserve.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:16pm
Bucking the national trend, Virginia voters, by a wide margin, want an armed guard in every school, but they do strongly back an assault weapons ban, according to a poll Thursday. A Quinnipiac University poll found that Old Dominion voters favor putting an armed police officer at every school, 66 percent to 29 percent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:05pm
A few years ago, Bill Gates decided to learn more about whether a teacher's effect on student learning could be measured. Three years, 3,000 teachers and about $50 million later, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation thinks it has the answers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 1:27pm
Public Education in Texas is running $1 billion short, meaning officials will soon have to seek that much in supplemental appropriations from the state legislature. That's what Shirley Beaulieu, chief financial officer at the Texas Education Agency, told the court Monday during the state's sweeping school finance trial. Beaulieu said a $1 billion supplemental appropriation request will be necessary in coming weeks to help school districts make their July expense payments.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 1:09pm
Within the wide expanse of social networking, educators appear to be gravitating to more protected and exclusive spaces. While teachers often use such popular mainstream social networks as Facebook, they are more likely to seek out and return to less-established networks that offer the privacy, peer-to-peer connections, and resource sharing that meets their specific professional needs, according to a recent survey and interviews with educators.