Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:27pm
Bates College professor Anita Charles has studied technology in education and said working with tech-savvy student teachers is not as difficult as you might think. Creating a lesson plan is about knowing what your objectives are and how the tools you might use in the classroom can get you there.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:20pm
In most U.S. schools, the school day and year are the same length today as 100 years ago — 6.5 hours, 180 days. Expectations for what schools must crowd into that time have risen sharply, though.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:58pm
Leaders of the city in the impoverished Delta region — known as the crossroads of the blues where Robert Johnson once lived — hope improved education will help stanch a hemorrhaging population that now stands at 18,000.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:45pm
Superintendent Carole Smith added 58 high school teaching positions to her initial budget proposal on Monday after parents publicly decried a schedule that doesn't allow most students to have a full school day.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:43pm
In Buena Vista, Mich., a school district of less than 500 students closed its schools Tuesday because it is broke. At an emergency meeting Monday evening, hours after teachers voted to work for free for at least a week since the district determined it could not pay them, the school board opted to shut down schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:29pm
As city schools CEO Andrés Alonso steps aside, he's turning the system over to a close adviser he's trusted during some of his administration's most trying moments.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:24pm
Seeking to address pervasive racial disparities at the top echelons of New York City schools, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, plans on Tuesday to propose a significant overhaul of gifted and talented programs that would provide space for more children and loosen admissions requirements.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:15pm
More black students were suspended last school year in Sacramento County than any other ethnic group, even though there are more local white, Asian and Hispanic students in local schools, according to new state data.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:08pm
Independent hearing officers enlisted to review plans to close 53 Chicago Public Schools at the end of the school year have opposed at least 13 of the proposed closings.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 1:00pm
According to a report released Tuesday, the vast majority of teachers in the nation’s largest school districts took a pay cut or saw their pay frozen at least one year between 2008 and 2012.