Hybrid school buses may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an innovative public district, but that is starting to change, due to the new Plug-In Hybrid Electric School Bus Project of Advanced Energy, a nonprofit corporation that creates environmental, economic and societal benefits through market-based approaches to energy.
Two reports recently released on the successfulness of the Supplemental Educational Services options under the No Child Left Behind law-one by the Education Industry Association and the other by the Center on Education Policy-offer differing viewpoints on the effectiveness of the program.
KALAMAZOO (MICH.) HIGH School graduates have promise literally. If they attend a state college or university, they are promised free or reduced tuition thanks to anonymous donors who have created a program now inspiring similar efforts across the country.
WHEN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) published Curriculum Focal Points for Pre kindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence last September, the document targeted what many feel is a need for fewer, more focused math objectives for school districts through out the United States.
Procurement can be complicated and time consuming, as everyone from librarians to teachers to administrators navigate through multiple printed forms, thick product catalogs, numerous vendors, time-sensitive price lists, as well as purchase order requests.
It's one thing for struggling schools to provide free tutoring services to low-income students under the No Child Left Behind law. Ensuring that students have the resources to take advantage of the opportunities is another matter.
President Bush's proposed 2008 education budget offers a mixed bag for school districts, increasing Title I money for high schools but cutting funds for vocational education and a technology assistance program.