Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 8:48pm
Marisa Perezchica circles her classroom, classical music softly streaming from her iPad, as her sixth-graders take a practice test on their own iPads.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:28pm
A yearlong speaker series is about to get under way at the Piedmont Adult School and will focus on a variety of topics dealing with education. The pilot program is a joint venture between the adult school and the Associated Parent Club of Piedmont and will feature lectures by experts in the arena of K-12 education on topics ranging from reading motivation to youth sports.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:23pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced three appointments Thursday, including a new deputy secretary of education who formerly worked as the deputy mayor of education in Washington, D.C.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:16pm
Florida's State Board of Education is suddenly a national lightning rod because of its controversial new education plan setting goals for students based in part on their race.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:12pm
A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscientists found a correlation between a parent’s income and education level and the development of certain areas of their child’s brain that relate to learning, memory and stress processing.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:07pm
Emergency planners in Washington estimate as many as 700,000 people participated in an earthquake drill on Thursday morning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:56pm
Local school board races are often low-budget, low-profile affairs, and until now, Oakland has been no exception. But this year, two new political action committees have thrown themselves into the election, infusing once-lethargic races with energy—and cash.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:42pm
This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about possible threats available on iTunes and Google Play. Parents who are worried about the rash of weapons incidents in area schools this year may be inclined to think Baltimore County is taking the more significant step, but research and recent experience suggest otherwise.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:30pm
A judge stopped an East Texas school district on Thursday from barring cheerleaders from quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games, acknowledging their argument that is appears to violate their free speech rights.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:26pm
A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis – even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported.