It may seem challenging to keep track of 30 kids investigating 30 different issues, but when inquiry-based teaching is done well, that chaotic swirl of ideas and needs is based on careful planning and teacher support.
The high-stakes nature of the test along with persistent questions about its utility at measuring college or career readiness have made it a political lightning rod for years. Yet it may turn out that the new Common Core standards are what finally kills off the exit exam for good.
District charters in New Orleans are on track to cut expulsions by one third in the 2014-15 academic year, and officials say it's due to a new policy that lets administrators counsel students instead of kicking them out.
The two companies have partnered to distribute Cantata Learning's product line through direct and wholesale channels. Twenty-nine Cantata Learning products are now available as Capstone Interactive eBooks and as print picture book/audio bundles, with an additional 42 new books set for release this year.
A proposed bill would let high school students earn credit toward a diploma, while at the same time giving them an early start on earning an associate’s degree or certificate in certain fields.
K12 Inc. is partnering with North Carolina Learns, Inc., a nonprofit charter school board, to operate the new North Carolina Virtual Academy for K12 students. The online school will use K12's curriculum technology and employ state-certified teachers from across North Carolina to provide customized instruction to students.
EarthEcho International has released a collection of standard-aligned educational materials and documentary videos on their second youth expedition, EarthEcho Expedition: Beyond the Dead Zone.
The spending package includes a 4 percent increase in basic aid for K12 schools with an additional $212 million for schools for the 2015-16 academic year and $217 million for the 2016-17 school year. The package includes money for basic school aid and a teacher leadership initiative.
Some technologists say widespread lapses in student data protection across the education technology sector could potentially expose students to hacking, identity theft or even unwanted contact from strangers.
The new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing the government’s longtime opposition to mandating safety belts on school buses and is looking at the issue on commercial buses.
Under a proposal from State Superintendent Randy Dorn, school districts would have to report how their students are meeting technology literacy requirements — whether it’s through a test, a culminating project or computer-oriented coursework.
Small and largely out of the way, Texas' Natalia High School is quietly developing a reputation as a top center for learning a decidedly 21st Century discipline: robotics. The high school, which has 315 students, will be represented for the seventh straight year at the Texas Computer Education Association state robotics championship in May.
Superintendent Arthur W. Tate of Iowa’s Davenport public schools implemented a more data-driven method of identifying and responding to potential dropouts. He also formed a community task force and resource system to entice dropouts to return to class.
Vernier Software & Technology launched the Vernier Structures & Materials Tester to help STEM students explore key engineering concepts. Students can design, build and test structures, conduct bridge competitions and analyze beam designs and material properties.
Bright, a linear and VOD network centered on live action, learning and education themed content, will be launched by Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media. Content will be curated both from Cinedigm’s film and TV episode library, as well as from outside producers.