Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:06pm
Mayfield High School junior Jacqueline Sanchez will take 14 standardized tests this year. "We are no longer tested based on what is taught," Jacqueline told a crowd of students, parents and educators Wednesday evening. "We are taught based on what is being tested, and that is abusive."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:00pm
Charlie Baker spent his morning at Rogers Middle School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Massachusetts Candidate for Governor was shadowing Curtis Cowts as part of the city's principal for a day program, where leaders from government to business to the arts see the highs and lows first-hand of running a Boston school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:53pm
Inland schools in Pomona, Calif., will get $12.7 million in Prop. 39 funds to plan energy-efficiency projects for school districts and charter schools. The initiatives will help create jobs, protect the environment, save money, and create teachable moments for students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:43pm
Four men were arrested for trespassing at a Seattle school building where their organization taught a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, which owns the off-campus Horace Mann building, said that the district wanted to renovate the facility and called the police because some members of the organization refused to leave.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:34pm
The New York State Assembly criticized plans to create a statewide website to store students' test scores and make the information available to parents. Assembly members spent two hours Wednesday questioning Education Commissioner John King about potential security breaches in the system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:31pm
Efforts to require that most Texas high school students take Algebra II under new graduation standards suffered a blow Wednesday when the chairmen of the House and Senate education committees flatly rejected the idea.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:28am
At many of Seminole's middle schools and some high schools, students apply to be "peer buddies" to autistic students, focusing both on academics and social skills.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:27am
The plans are in response to shootings in other states and White said that instead of being reactive to incidents, they’re designed to prevent such occurrences. So far, “we have not had an intruder.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:25am
State Board of Education members are slated to adopt the new biology books this week after discussing potential changes in hearings that begin Wednesday. The materials need board approval to be on the state’s recommended list of textbooks and e-books.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 11:24am
Seclusion rooms come in many shapes and sizes. Some have windows or padding. Typically, children are placed in the rooms alone and are not allowed to leave until an adult allows them to do so. Often, the rooms are small in size.