Some sixth-graders in Indian Prairie School District 204 could be piloting a device-testing plan next school year that would eventually put a computer in the hands of all of the district's nearly 30,000 students.
Alachua County Public Schools has signed an agreement to deploy Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant online programs in 10 schools to help students improve their language, literacy and reading skills.
The expansion of VTech's Go! Go! Smart family includes extensions to the Wheels and Animals lines and the new Go! Go! Smart Friends. Infusing technology into play patterns, the expanded product lines feature nearly 75 different playsets, accessories, animals, vehicles and figures.
If more students decide to attend charters next school year, charter school funding in Ohio will creep to nearly $1 billion a year, under Gov. John Kasich's schools budget, estimates show.
Shmoop’s catalog of thousands of videos can be accessed via their video library, ShmoopTube, and are also embedded throughout their site to help visual and auditory learners stay apace in the text-heavy internet world. The videos cover topics from literature and history to science, math, grammar and computer science.
California's legislative analyst proposed a new system for funding school facilities: grants to districts based on enrollment. The grants would be adjusted depending on local resources. The state would require schools to adopt five-year accountability plans.
The new ParentSquare analytics dashboard is designed to help administrators see, track and enhance parental reach, engagement and participation.
In order to comply with impending Oregon regulations, we need to change the way we look at physical activity and kids. It is not some frill compared with core education activities. It should be a high-priority activity, and an action item for communities.
If indeed, after a decade of studying the human brain, we know the arts enhance math and science comprehension, we must begin changing the curriculum to be using the arts and art integration, namely teaching through the arts.
Effective teachers weave engagement elements in their classes casually and effortlessly while average teachers try to deliver content. There is no question content is important but if a teacher is merely delivering content, there is really no difference between a UPS driver and a teacher.
The state’s Education Oversight Committee is evaluating the technological divide between school districts as the state moves to online end-of-year testing for every school. Less than 4 percent of South Carolina’s 81 districts report having a device available for every student.
A proposed bill, which received its first hearing before the Senate Committee on Education, would deposit $2.5 million into a statewide reimbursement account that would only reimburse teachers for necessary student supplies.
A bill in the state Legislature would give South Dakota technical schools the same opportunity as public universities to market to high school students. If approved, the rule would also give the state's four technical schools access to a directory with contact information for students and parents.
ProgressBook VirtualClassroom is an e-learning management system that gives teachers the ability to create standards-aligned content, collaborate with curriculum teams to co-author content, and share content districtwide.