The new app, designed for iOS and Android, brings game-based learning outside the classroom. Teachers can send after-class challenges to students as homework and learners can continue playing learning and trivia quiz games for revision and fun wherever they are.
The district will pour $151 million into a group of 50 schools to settle a lawsuit over how the school system spends money intended for some of its neediest students. The funds will go to schools in low-income neighborhoods to pay for increased tutoring, mental health support, counseling, parent participation and restorative justice.
State Superintendent Mark Johnson will have to wait at least a month before gaining more control over the running of North Carolina’s public schools, a three-judge panel ruled. The judges agreed to continue delaying by 30 days its July ruling that upheld a state law that shifts more control over public education operations to Johnson.
The strongest argument for paper over digital seems to be in the area of taking notes. Students taking longhand notes in studies were forced to be more selective as you can't write as fast as you can type. And that extra processing of the material that they were doing benefited them.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. has acquired Globaloria, a provider of courses and pathways in learning computer science, applied software engineering and coding. Globaloria teaches students how to ideate, plan, research, design, prototype and program computational apps, games and simulations.
A STEAM learning philosophy is just one of many trends that districts will incorporate more over the next five years, according to the latest New Media Consortium/CoSN Horizon Report.
The North Carolina county's voters will likely be asked to approve a nearly $1 billion bond referendum for school construction in 2018. Twenty-seven new schools are on the Wake County Public School System's project list, while dozens of other schools will undergo renovations in the next seven years.
Ban strikes and mandate last-best-offer arbitration in order to motivate the parties toward comprise rather than entrenchment. Create a statewide health insurance system for teachers. Reform the pension system.
Calling schools “the breeding ground” for dangerous gangs like MS-13, Gov. Cuomo announced state police will be going into schools to combat the problem. “Gang prevention officers” from the State Police will be posted in the 10 Suffolk County schools believed to have the highest incidents of gang-related activity.
To help teachers and students transition to the new Iowa Science Standards Implementation Plan, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids and Central DeWitt CSDs have become the first in the state to implement the STEMscopes Iowa comprehensive online science curriculum from Accelerate Learning.
The California district's school board took a big step toward building apartments for some teachers and their classroom aides. It voted to enter into an agreement with the city's office of housing and development to pursue the construction of up to 150 units.
Nearly two-thirds of African-Americans surveyed support charter schools, as do 61 percent of Asian Americans and 58 percent of Latinos. Support was weakest among white respondents, but it still surpassed a majority at 55 percent. Support for vouchers is especially high when those vouchers are targeted to low-income students.
The Alabama Education Association, Alabama’s teacher’s union, filed a complaint against Montgomery Public School intervention officials, and a judge granted them a temporary restraining order He granted the AEA's request for a restraining order to stop the reorganization of school system custodians without due process rights.
Designed for mobile, cloud-based learning and built to withstand the rigors of active students, HP debuted the HP Stream 11 Pro G4 Education Edition notebook. It has better drop and impact protection, a thinner chassis and incorporates a spill-resistant keyboard.
An independent analysis commissioned by the state calls for at least $627.5 million worth of urgent repairs to make the schools healthy and safe, and up to $2.2 billion make facilities energy-efficient, technologically current and full of sunshine and fresh air.