From experimental scientific research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to industry certifications in welding, Oak Ridge Schools’ students are being provided with multiple avenues to train for STEM careers.
More than half of Ohio school districts would see their state funding reduced under Gov. John Kasich’s new two-year budget, which also seeks to increase oversight of charter schools.
Students in Ohio’s Springfield City schools gave input on technologies they want to see in the district’s new digital learning center. The center is part of a renovation project funded in part by an $11 million Straight A grant to transform a portion of the building into the Greater Springfield Career ConnectED Center.
The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee has approved the Discovery Education Science Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource. It adopted all elementary, middle and high school courses, including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.
More technology in the classroom has long been a policy-making panacea. But mounting evidence shows that showering students, especially those from struggling families, with networked devices will not shrink the class divide in education. If anything, it will widen it.
eLearning Innovation, LLC has acquired its long-term partner, Advanced E-learning Solutions, to extend eLearning Innovation’s instructional design services to offer custom elearning tool development, elearning systems integration, LMS hosting, remote administration, and helpdesk support.
Atomic Learning recently started a partner program to expand the breadth of content available, adding over 220 hours of new content. The first three companies to become Friends of Atomic Learning and have training added include Bigger Brains, Cartoon Smart and Ten Ton Online.
A House Education Committee will take discuss a bill that would give Seattle Mayor Ed Murray the power to appoint two of the seven members of the school board. Lawmakers will consider the bill one week before they take up another proposal — a bill that would split Seattle Public Schools into two districts.
Deborah Gist has been named as the next superintendent of schools for Tulsa Public Schools. She currently serves as commissioner of education for the Rhode Island Department of Education.
A proposal by Gov. Peter Shumlin would cut $1.7 million from the Community High School of Vermont’s budget next year by closing a number of the field offices that support the high school completion program offered within the Department of Corrections.
South Dakota's House Appropriations Committee approved a proposal to offer tuition assistance to certain rural school employees to get teaching degrees in South Dakota if they agree to teach in their same school district for 5 years.
Richard Tomko has accepted an appointment to serve as superintendent of New Jersey's Belleville School District. He has been with the Elmwood Park district for 12 years.
Legislation that would allow people with concealed-gun permits to carry firearms into public schools and government meetings won approval from the Wyoming House of Representatives. The bill would repeal “gun-free zones” carved out around elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities.