Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:21am
A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning - terrifying traditional publishers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:34am
Rock Hill (S.C.) schools’ goal of putting a computer in the hands of every student would be a life changer – not only for students, but for businesses and the community at large, says Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District and the national school superintendent of the year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 9:41am
Janesville's smaller neighors are on top of the latest technology. What is our district doing to keep up? Do our administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:37am
School administrators at the Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Black Horse Pike Regional, Moorestown, Mount Laurel and Kingsway Regional districts cite rising salary costs, new curriculum standards and spikes in special education enrollment for a budget trend pushing tax levy caps to the maximum.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:33am
Public school leaders are analyzing what Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year budget will do for education. Walker has proposed a budget that freezes general funding for Wisconsin’s public schools, introduces new incentive payments for districts, expands resources for the state’s voucher and charter schools and devotes significant money for evaluation in public schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:15am
The Utah Senate passed more than $15 million worth of school technology-related bills on Monday, despite concerns that some of them are geared toward specific vendors and the money might be better spent on other needs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 10:36am
Given advancements in computing, the growing penetration of technology and the rise of cloud storage, Bill Gates says now is a “special time” in education technology. But despite climbing investments, the sector still needs more.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 4:41pm
Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:08pm
The York County School of Technology budget for 2013-2014 has been approved by 11 school districts and rejected by three. The entire proposed YCST budget is $25.1 million -- slightly more than $21.6 million goes to high school operations and the rest is for the adult education center.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:38pm
The number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has dropped by a third in the last year, state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson said Monday.