Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:47pm
Beginning in the fall of 2009 and ending in 2012, principals in 73 Miami-Dade schools identified and transferred 375 low-performing teachers “in the best interest” of the school district. The result: Test scores improved notably under new teachers who stepped in to replace those transferred.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:26pm
School officials are anecdotally reporting an increase in marijuana-related incidents in middle and high schools after the 2010 regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and the 2012 vote to legalize recreational marijuana.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:23pm
Some classrooms in Minneapolis’ most struggling schools could soon have two teachers as the district turns to drastic steps to boost achievement in the wake of a new report showing academic results for minority students continue to lag.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 3:19pm
A five-year $1.25 million federal grant will help the University of Georgia College of Education launch a new graduate program to train behavior specialists how to assess and treat children with developmental disabilities who show severe aggressive behavior.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 3:16pm
The district has launched 69 projects at 66 schools, worth close to $200 million collectively. Planning on most of those projects, however, has only just started, and money has only just begun to flow.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 3:06pm
The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of copyright piracy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:40pm
Days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas would be his running mate next fall, officials in that state are raising a question already asked -- but some say not fully answered -- in Connecticut.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:37pm
The Los Angeles school district is putting the brakes on a project to give an iPad to each student, a $1 billion initiative that is the largest rollout of its kind in the nation and has been plagued by students hacking the devices' security features.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:34pm
Bay Area technology company SST has unveiled a gunshot detection system that they hope helps police respond faster in the case of mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, but privacy advocates expressed concerns about the surveillance technology.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 12:23pm
The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.