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.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 12:22pm
While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 12:20pm
All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:47pm
The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:45pm
New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:42pm
Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:40pm
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:07pm
Dramatic changes in how students are picked for Buffalo’s most sought-after public schools will make more seats available to more students – including students of color – by next fall.