Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:11pm
At Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District, graduation rates and test scores are rising. Graduation rates are up 10 percent over four years ago, to 90 percent, and more graduates are attending college, the rate rising 8 percent to 88 percent in 2012. Digital programs are the reason.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 1:53pm
The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Report, which assesses the economies of 144 countries and ranks them based on more than 100 indicators, had something to say about education. This is hardly surprising. The question, though, is whether the index – which relies heavily on business executive assessments for the ranking – really gets education right.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:27pm
Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard. During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 2:38pm
If you follow me on Forbes, you already know that I’m an advocate of gaming, pushing developers to harness interactive multimedia’s ability to positively impact children and adolescents in terms of intellectual and emotional development. Video games, I’ve argued, are the interactive mythology of a digital future.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:42am
The new formula results in $5,000 per pupil as the “core opportunity aid.”
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 - 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 Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 3:57pm
The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:19am
Louisiana public education is plagued with problems. Students aren’t graduating from high school, students who can’t read are being asked to write book reports, teachers either don’t care or are underpaid—you get the picture.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:41pm
Graduation rates at Massachusetts public high schools increased for the sixth consecutive year, state officials announced this afternoon. Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.