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.
While Congress has yet to move on reauthorizing the act, Minnesota school officials are giving no indication of slowing down with creative ways of incorporating healthy ingredients into their students’ lunches.
Voters in the 16 towns of the Minuteman Regional Vocational High School District went to the polls to decide whether to approve $144.9 million in funds to build a new Minuteman Regional High School building. Although backers of the new school unofficially won in a landslide, voters in four towns rejected the new school.
Both the elementary school-focused freshINCedu and mxINCedu for middle school students are designed to expose students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship in an engaging way and involving experienced business professionals.
A justice’s recusal stopped the clock on Superior Court judge’s 180-day deadline for the state to revamp everything from school-district funding to high school graduation requirements, special education and teacher evaluations as part od an appeal to Connecticut’s school funding-and-quality case.
Odysseyware, a provider of personalized and customizable online courses and instructional tools for K12 education, has become a WebbAlign Depth of Knowledge Partner.
In 2014-15, the first year of the major pre-K expansion pushed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, pre-K classrooms tended to be more racially homogeneous than even the city’s public kindergartens. In half of all pre-K classrooms, over 70 percent of students belonged to a single racial or ethnic group, a report found.
Seeking flexibility to respond to community dialog over use of school-based police officers, the Wisconsin district's school board has proposed a so-called “compromise” to the city officials that would keep officers in Madison’s four main high schools with an opt-out should officials eventually decide to remove police from schools.
Performance Matters will add online professional development content from DeeperDive Learning to its Truenorthlogic PD system, a key component of the Performance Matters Educator Professional Growth Platform. The content includes learning strategies, technology applications and differentiated instructional practices.
Threats of clowns luring kids into woods or attacking students at school have been spreading fear on social media and causing school lockdowns across Alabama for the past several weeks. Some police departments have identified and arrested suspects who have used the clown persona to make threats against schools.
The nation’s second-largest school system moved away from its brief experiment with an earlier school start, edging back closer to the traditional day-after-Labor Day schedule.
The Texas school district will use the personalized learning environment to help students learn to read in early childhood programs and in grades K through 8