Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 1:05am
Districts from Los Angeles to New York City are experimenting with new policies designed to eliminate zero-tolerance discipline. Policymakers and educators are beginning to question the harsh discipline policies and practices that have in recent decades become popular in certain districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:52am
Laurene Powell Jobs, philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is putting up $50 million in an attempt to modernize high school education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:48am
More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn’t necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found. In fact, above a certain threshold, an over-reliance on technology might actually detract from learning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:01am
The new two-year contract approved by striking Pasco teachers includes a strict timeline for curriculum adoption and a local pay increase of about 8.7 percent over the next two years - which is on par with with what a neighboring district recently gave its teachers but is still below what Pasco teacher representatives sought.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 1:48pm
Michigan parents with smartphones can help keep track of school buses that didn't pass the state's annual safety inspection. Inspection results for individual buses can be accessed by scanning a QR code sticker found on the bus's door. The state says 85% of school buses passed this year’s safety inspection.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 1:35pm
The Indiana Department of Education grants, ranging in size from $650,000 to $1.4 million, will be awarded over the next five years to eight elementary and middle schools to help turn around student performance.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 7:38am
The statewide Badger Exam that was administered last spring in public schools will be replaced with a new assessment exam for students. The Wisconsin Forward Exam will be administered online and will test students in math, language arts and English in grades three through eight, and in science for students in grades four, eight and 10.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 7:32am
Arizona’s schools chief asked Gov. Doug Ducey and the Legislature for $400 million for this fiscal year to be used for classroom teachers' salaries and the hiring of more teachers to reduce classroom sizes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 7:24am
President Barack Obama abandoned his effort to have the government create a system that rates the quality of American colleges and universities. The new website instead provides information to prospective students and their parents about annual costs, graduation rates and salaries after graduation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 7:20am
According to a new study, students with 20 minutes or less to eat at lunchtime rarely finish their meal and may make unhealthier food choices. Students with more time to eat were also more likely to choose fruit.