Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:54pm
Parents and school boards across the country are debating whether to offer bonuses to teachers whose students do well on standardized tests.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:51pm
The state’s two largest teachers unions will formally discuss a merger after the Wisconsin Education Association Council voted to do so at a special assembly in Madison over the weekend.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:46pm
School districts will need to share local levy money with any charter school that opens in their service area, but it's not clear how much.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:42pm
When Nina Corley, a high school history teacher in Galveston, Texas, prepares her students for a field trip, more often than not these days she sets up a large monitor in the front of her classroom and dials in to a live broadcast that is brought directly to the screen.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:40pm
The Hingsbergen family of Fairfield Township, Ohio, is an e-school family.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 5:37pm
Half of New York State’s school superintendents think their school districts will run out of money within four years, and 70 percent believe they will not be able to fund required programs within the same period, according to a new survey.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:04pm
Perhaps play is not the opposite of work, but synonymous with it. This theory is emerging from a growing body of scientific evidence, reviewed here by the University of Georgia, showing education is not the same as disinterested drudgery: For children and adults, "play is an important mediator for learning and socialization throughout life."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:53pm
The Liberty (N.Y.) Central School Board of Education has released the names of its two finalist candidates for the position of superintendent of schools. Finalist interviews are scheduled for the week of December 3.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:49pm
A Washington state community is wracked with controversy after a Longview mother posted photos to Facebook of an "isolation booth" for young students at a local elementary school. Ana Bate, who posted the photos, says the images were taken at Longview's Mint Valley Elementary School. They depict a free-standing padded room that has two peepholes, air holes in the ceiling for ventilation and a metal bar that locks the door from the outside. The photos have gone viral and ignited a storm of criticism.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:41pm
Gov.-elect Jay Inslee is naming Renton Schools Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel as his new chief of staff, reaching outside the ranks of Olympia insiders and Capitol Hill staff to fill a position vital to his success in running state government.