Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:08pm
A new report urges Ohio lawmakers to allow local educators to customize their approach to learning. Schools should be able to fire ineffective teachers hire teachers without licenses, and eliminate salary schedules that now are based on continuing education and seniority, says the report authored by Seattle-based Education First.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:03pm
In a 2013 settlement, the district vowed to better welcome immigrant students, but some schools continue requiring parents to provide a photo ID that matches a fixed address and original birth certificates for students born out of the country, the Justice Department says.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:54am
The parents of two students had sued, alleging that the yoga program promotes Hinduism while the district discourages any display of Christianity.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:49am
Not only are more skills and a deeper understanding of teaching methods needed to reach students with increasingly diverse needs, but a nuanced grasp of the profession is necessary to envision what education should be in the 21st century, professors say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:45am
An analysis by the Iowa Department of Education says the Iowa Board of Education has the authority to determine the next state standardized exam, a conclusion that brings the board one step closer to adopting Smarter Balanced tests.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:40am
Compassion and personal well-being may not be among the traditional core classes in elementary school but educators say such lessons have become increasingly vital as students face more stresses and trauma.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:13am
Various education interests have spent at least $124 million trying to influence lawmakers, officials and the general public at the state and local level since the start of 2006, including a record of at least $16 million last year, according to a review of state records.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:08am
Between 2010 and 2014, the number of ACT-tested high school graduates who said they were interested in education majors or professions decreased by more than 16 percent. The number of students earning master's degrees in education also dropped.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:52am
Schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana in an effort to gauge the effects of the drug's legalization in Colorado. Schools have been tracking all drug offenses involving students, but marijuana has not been separated on its own.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 4:48pm
A little more than 10 years ago, Texas banned soda machines and deep fryers in public school cafeterias. Now the state's current agriculture commissioner wants to do away with that ban and place the restriction decision in the hands of local school boards.