Comprehensive sex education is linked to fewer teen pregnancies, lower rates of sexually transmitted infections and delayed initiation of sexual activity. A new study on students' attitudes finds teens would prefer to receive their information from a trained sexual health professional—preferably one they don't have to see in the hallways later.
If state leaders define the “school quality indicator” too narrowly, they risk focusing on the wrong problem and limiting intervention choices at the local level. If, for example, we decide to measure quality by the number of computers in schools then local superintendents are pressured to invest narrowly in hardware.
The top administrator at Milan Community Schools may soon be departing for a neighboring school district. The Batesville Community Schools' board of trustees announced that Milan superintendent Paul Ketcham has entered into contract negotiations to fill its vacant superintendent’s position.
A lawsuit has been filed against Coppell ISD, alleging that the way it elects its board members leaves Asian Americans disenfranchised in a district in which they represent a majority of the population.
Turning Technologies' QT2 response device features ergonomic casing with a QWERTY keyboard with metal-tipped keys. It is compatible with all of the learning engagement and assessment company's TurningPoint question types, such as multiple choice, multiple response, numeric response, true/false, short answer and essay.
After the dark days of the Great Recession, Florida lawmakers had a few relatively cheerful budget years. Now a new budget analysis shows that the state government’s projected surplus will likely dwindle to almost nothing in the coming budget year. Even worse, Florida could face a $1.3 billion shortfall the following year.
Turnitin’s Feedback Studio for iPad app has merged the benefits of mobile technology with the power of learning and engagement through feedback. This release gives students the power to submit papers, analyze similarity reports (to check for originality), and review instructor feedback on the go.
Tobacco giants have enlisted a public school teacher to convince voters to reject a $2 cigarette tax increase on the November ballot. Similar to an earlier ad funded by the tobacco companies, the new commercial contains inaccurate claims about school funding and omits information to mislead voters by saying the initiative cheats schools of $600 million a year.
The Kansas Supreme Court is weighing whether the state’s school funding system can be considered adequate when one roughly one-third of students perform below grade level. The issue came up repeatedly as attorneys for the state and plaintiff school districts argued before the state’s high court.
After a long hiatus of six years, the state is reopening the application process for schools that want funding to help rebuild or overhaul their aging facilities under the Major Capital School Construction program.
A policy review committee discussion on mandatory recess for all Duval County elementary schools ended with the decision to draft a resolution listing the board’s expectation that daily recess be provided—a step in the right direction for parents involved with the Recess for Duval County Public Schools movement.
More interactive lessons for the youngest students. Reading more fiction. Delaying teaching the order of operations in math until the fourth grade. Those are some of the changes New York State public schools may see in their classrooms, under revised standards proposed by education officials.
No doubt, schools have best intentions when putting controls in place to protect the kids and school property. However, since the districts are not run or even advised by information security experts, using a school-provided device or district-mandated apps often translates into granting a nearly unlimited access to kids’ digital and often offline lives to an unknown number of parties.
To address the call for diversity in STEM, RoboKind debuted a humanoid robot with African American likeness to engage students with the Robots4STEM program. The robot is designed to make fundamental computer science and coding skills approachable through hands-on learning.
FloSports signed with Varsity Spirit to power Varsity.tv, a new website dedicated to live coverage and a video library of Varsity Spirit cheer and dance competitions, original documentaries, breaking news and more. The partnership includes upcoming events such as the National High School Cheerleading Championship.