The factors that lead to suicide are extremely complex, and simple lines cannot be drawn between academic stress and young people taking their own lives. But there's been a great deal of soul-searching about the pressures on high school students in the wake of these deaths.
This goes beyond being an educational issue. It is a civil rights issue.
Efforts to revamp the evaluation process were spurred by Utah lawmakers' passage in 2012 of a bill requiring teachers to be ranked on a 4-point scale, with only those earning top rankings eligible for scheduled salary increases.
More independent schools are pushing to redefine what it means to teach health, shattering the stereotype of awkward classes and squirming students.
Video games are essentially complex systems that very young children can learn to navigate very quickly. What if we could leverage the skill with which games teach players to play?
Wyoming was forced to cover the costs of Mammoth Hot Springs students' education in Gardiner after the federal government abruptly announced last year that it could no longer foot the bill for the Yellowstone students, as it had for decades.
State officials have long hoped for voluntary district consolidation. Current proposals would ratchet up the pressure on school districts to move forward.
TabPilot debuted new features for itsTablet Manager MDM suite's iOS version. WIth the new classroom features, teachers can distribute content to iPads for student access through the TabPilot File Locker app. IT administrators can now distribute certificates often needed by school web filters.
The free Practice Quiz resources blog section complements subject learning by providing a range of content to help test-takers succeed on test day and in pursuing their careers through education and professional programs.
Texas Educational Solutions and StudyDog are teaming up to offer Texas schools a summer program to prepare Limited English Proficient (LEP) students for kindergarten and first grade reading. Schools are required by the state to offer LEP programs over the summer recess.
Fairfax is the largest school system in Virginia with more than 186,000 students. School board member Ryan McElveen, a proponent behind the amendment, said the proposal is designed to bring a "new age of respect," for transgender individuals.
Education is dominated by disputes over priorities, largely because of politics and limited funding. Some people, for example, think arts instruction is financial quicksand, while some believe that sports don’t belong in the schools.
Instead of lowering the standards, change the standards so that all students are prepared for the world outside high school and not just for the insular world of colleges and universities.
The Water Valley CSD is bringing in Michael McInnis, currently an assistant superintendent in the Grenada School District, as its new superintendent. He will replace retiring Superintendent Kim Chrestman.
What if we were to abolish all school districts and not force public school students to attend a school based on geographic proximity? The good schools would do what every business facing an increase in demand does: expand. The state's resources, along with bond issues, could be allocated to the high-demand schools.