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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:57pm
Career technology programs have evolved far beyond traditional woodworking, cosmetology and automotive mechanics classes of the last century. Today's students are building drones, designing robots and developing solar power.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:47pm
For some districts, the best way to please students and thereby increase participation is to maintain total control and keep all food service operations in-house. But some districts find outsourcing necessary to save money.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:28pm
In many states, the negotiation process between school districts and teachers unions is changing as new legislation gives administrators more freedom to pass reforms without collective bargaining.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:43pm
Experts are divided on whether colleges are exercising more caution about awarding the tuition-saving credit that has been a major selling point for the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:07am
In 2013, 21 states strengthened gun laws to require trigger-locking devices and background checks for private sales. At the same time, the National Rifle Association made a public push to allow more security guards or staff members to carry guns in schools, after 40 to 60 hours of firearms training.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:16pm
The number of full-time academic programs for gifted students has grown substantially in Minnesota over the past 10 years—a rare case amid a lack of federal funding and recent cuts to similar programs nationwide.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:17pm
Journalist Anya Kamenetz says the fallout from test scores goes deeper than most realize. “It really only takes one school to be threatened with closing to destabilize an entire urban district,” she says. Her upcoming book, "The Test," is an analysis of educational assessment.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:30pm
A range of new policies and training techniques are changing the way schools try to prevent or respond to fighting. Several schools are now spelling out the steps teachers need to take when a fight breaks out.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:58am
Both SMARTER Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in part recommend districts having: Windows 8 OS or newer for tablets; external keyboards; and 1 GHz or faster processor and 9.5-inch or larger screen size on devices.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:55pm
Mascots with names like the Orientals and the Redskins will no longer be cheering on student athletes in some schools. Districts across the county are coming under fire from civil rights groups for perpetuating negative cultural stereotypes that could impact students’ view of a diverse society.