To help schools and districts implement blended learning programs, Edgenuity’s new Blended Learning Services offers consulting, coaching, and professional resources — including program design consulting and coaching for practitioners.
Louisiana understaffs its charter schools oversight offices and relies on charters' own reports and whistleblowers to uncover problems. The new report also casts a skeptical eye on the veracity of the data that the state uses to calculate the performance scores that keep charters open.
As an early step in a decision-making decentralization plan, all principals in Denver will have the option to select and buy their own curriculum, school-based testing programs and professional development plans next year.
As part of a new partnership agreement between Quick Key and Pearson, educators can quickly score assessments using Quick Key’s mobile scanner app and instantly upload results to the PowerSchool student information system.
A bill in the Legislature is aimed at returning, against the will of charter operators, some once-failing Recovery School District schools to the control of the Orleans Parish School Board. The bill has all the makings of a shotgun marriage, seeking to force a relationship that hasn’t been nurtured at the local level.
Computer-based testing of the ACT will be available next year in the 18 states and additional districts that require students — typically juniors — to take the ACT during the school day. About 1 million students could be affected.
Shell Squad Adventures is a new kindergarten readiness software that combines automated progression rules with advanced gaming functionality to teach preschoolers 18 core early literacy and math skills.
The Alpine Board of Education has named Samuel Y. Jarman as the new superintendent of schools. He succeeds retiring Superintendent Vernon M. Henshaw. Jarman has worked as assistant principal at American Fork High and American Fork Junior High, and served as principal of Provo High School for seven years.
Massachusetts' superintendents want lawmakers to comb through all the edicts and mandates that they've passed down to schools, and begin to streamline them. Get rid of repetition and time-wasters, and give them back the time and money that they need to do their jobs.
The new Transparent Language Online includes new features such as a fresh interface, practice activities and customized guidance.
The Texas district's internal auditor says he's expanding the grade fixing probe that began at Westbury High School to a second campus. The move follows detailed, anonymous allegations from teachers on the campus relayed to school board members.
Gov. Greg Abbott approved a measure to reduce the required number of end-of-course tests to pass from five to three. The legislation will immediately exempt thousands of high school students from the stricter graduation requirements. Students still have to get a passing average in all their core classes.
Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes was selected by the Alabama district's school board as its next school superintendent. Russellville Superintendent Rex Mayfield retires in July.
The members of the School Funding Interim Commission should reflect the diversity of the state and its public schools. Its one guiding principle should be to simplify by making funding formulas easier to understand would increase transparency and confidence.
This year, in response to complaints that teachers didn’t fully understand how the new teacher evaluation ratings were generated last year, New Mexico's Public Education Department will include more detailed evaluation categories, including student test scores, principal observations, teacher attendance and student surveys.