Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:22pm
A technology plan recently presented to the board of education comes with a goal for all students to have their own mobile devices in the classroom. That technology would allow students to complete their homework, read books, watch tutorials or complete academic assessments such as Measurement of Academic Progress, or MAP.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:20pm
Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the town has paid thousands of dollars in overtime to put more police officers in schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:18pm
The House, by an 83-50 vote, passed a $15.7 billion K-12 education-funding bill with heady hopes of creating the “world’s greatest workforce” by wiping out the achievement gap affecting minority students and achieving 100 percent high school graduation by the time today’s preschoolers graduate from high school in 2027.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:09pm
In a paper published in this month's issue of Sociology of Education, the researchers present the results of a comprehensive analysis of teacher assignments in the nation's fourth-largest school district, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Their findings identify trends that may contribute to teacher turnover and achievement gaps nationwide.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:07pm
She said she was proud of her accomplishments since she took office in August 2007. She cited, among other things, improved high school graduation rates and MCAS performance, bringing hundreds of students back to school who had dropped out, and closing achievement gaps.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:40pm
Faced with a self-imposed Friday deadline for picking two schools to shutter, the Richmond School Board opted instead to put off the cost-cutting measure.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:36pm
On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a sweeping education bill that will revamp the state’s high school graduation requirements and place new emphasis on coursework that prepares students for high-tech careers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:27pm
Cast by critics including the Chicago Teachers Union as villains in the ongoing schoolclosings controversy, privately run charter schools and their advocates are fighting back with efforts that include plans for a downtown rally by a newly formed parents group.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:10pm
Words like fine and routine punctuated descriptions of a day that was anything but at Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, where two seats sat empty on the first day of classes since last week’s fatal bombings.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:05pm
Texas public schools are set to face a tweaked accountability system for 2013 that will continue to grade schools largely on test scores but also will highlight improvement on the state exams.