High levels of lead have been discovered in the water at Benton Elementary School, according to the Kennebec Water District, which said three samples from the school showed lead levels at 670 parts per billion, 57 parts per billion and 78 parts per billion. The minimum level to take action is 15 parts per billion.
Special features from HMH Science Dimensions, a K12 science curriculum created specifically to meet the new Next Generation Science Standards, include Interactive online learning components, real-time feedback on assignments, science activities, virtual reality field trips and embedded professional learning.
Oklahoma's cuts to general education funding since 2008 continue to lead the nation, according to the latest report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Tens of thousands of Florida’s poorest students are finding it harder to afford college because of tougher qualifications for the state’s Bright Futures scholarship after the state legislature voted in 2011 to increase the required scores on ACT and SAT tests.
With Pearson Connexus, schools and districts will soon be able to choose from a range of courses and services to develop and scale online and blended learning programs on a platform designed specifically for grades K12. Available in 2017, it offers more than 700 courses at a variety of course levels including academic, foundation, honors, AP and credit recovery.
The U.S. Department of Education has released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide students with a more well-rounded education that focuses on safe and healthy students, and how technology can be integrated into schools to improve teaching and learning in addition to emphasizing a variety of disciplines, including music, the arts, social studies, environmental education, computer science and civics.
The principal of Lillie B. Haynes elementary school in Niantic, Connecticut, announced as decided to eliminate Halloween celebrations this year, citing the “safety and exclusion of students.” Students will no longer be able to wear Halloween costumes to school.
More than seven years after the end to the Great Recession, an alarming number of elementary and secondary education programs throughout the country continue to operate with diminished budgets that experts say are diluting the quality of education, lowering test scores and hurting local economies.
Schoolteachers and others who pursue careers of service in exchange for modest paychecks get lightly regulated retirement plans that often charge excessive fees.
Video footage and other records related to the Townville Elementary School shooting are being kept out of public view as the Anderson County Sheriff's Office denied the Independent Mail's request.
The new solution utilizes adaptive diagnostic assessments to provide targeted, assessment-driven instruction, reinforcement and support in math, reading and language arts. The tool will be available to districts and schools beginning in spring 2017.
One month after school opened, Detroit public schools still had nearly 200 unfilled teacher positions. What we really have is a long-standing shortage of effective teachers who match the openings that exist. In pursuing our misdiagnosis of an insufficient supply of teachers, we fail to address this chronic problem.
The Arkansas Board of Education is considering the state's first adult education public charter school. The Excel Center would be for the Little Rock School District. The school would serve adult students in ninth through 12th grade classes with a maximum enrollment of 125.
The Sarasota County School Board chose Todd Bowden to succeed Lori White as its new school superintendent next year. Bowden is currently the executive director of career, technical and adult education for Sarasota County and director of Suncoast Technical College.
The largest installed solar photovoltaic array on a public school system in Virginia, totaling 1.1MW, has been installed by Secure Futures LLC on six Albemarle schools. This is also the first solar installation on a public school system under Virginia's 2013 Pilot PPA Program legislation. The system will provide 22 percent of the school's annual electricity requirements.