Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:40pm
A web-based cyberethics module for grades 3 through 6 has been released by Intel Security and Discovery Education as part of the Intel Security Digital Safety Program. Students will learn how to act more responsibly online and explore concepts such as cyberbullying, plagiarism and positive digital footprints.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:32am
Indiana student achievement will most likely diminish as public education loses money to voucher schools—and because the state cannot regulate curriculum at private schools that accept vouchers, taxpayers are subsidizing “education of uncertain quality,” a national think tank reports.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:27am
Amid growing concern that such practices can cause serious injury and even death in K-12 classrooms, the proposed policy prohibits school districts from using chemical restraints, such as sedatives or other medications, or mechanical restraints like straps, harnesses and ties.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:21am
Parents, policymakers and the public increasingly recognize the importance of early childhood education. Research documenting the crucial role of early language, social-emotional and cognitive development for children’s later learning has become widely known. That means 2016 presidential hopefuls should bring the issue to the campaign trail.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:14am
Skeptics question whether children can master what they need to know with no required curriculum, and advocates concede that free schools are not for everyone. But they say it’s a form of education that trusts in children’s innate desire to learn, and cultivates the independent, critical thinking that democracy depends on.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:51am
Mothers whose children suffer seizures speak in support of a bill that would have schools treat marijuana like other prescription drugs, but federal law is seen as an obstacle.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:34am
Thirty-one vacant school buildings are scattered across the city, relics of a time when St. Louis was teeming with children. As students have left for the suburbs and charter schools, the district’s student population has fallen from its peak of 115,543 in 1967 to about 26,000 this year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:33am
FLIR Systems, Inc.'s new FLIR TCX thermal mini bullet camera is now available. The security camera combines 24/7 high-contrast thermal video and high-performance built-in video motion detection.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:29am
WIN Learning, developers of the WIN Career Readiness System, and Nepris, a cloud-based platform connecting STEAM professionals with teachers and their students, have entered into a strategic partnership. The first stage will focus on connecting teachers who are using the recently launched WIN Math program with Nepris’ industry professionals.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:16am
The enhanced MimioProjector 280 line from Mimio now offers educators three options: the conventional non-interactive 280 model, the pen-based interactive 280I model and the new touch-enabled 280T model. The 280I allows for the simultaneous use of up to 10 simultaneous touch points.