Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:35am
Districts that treat students with emotional disabilities with a “one-size-fits-all” behavioral approach across the system must change their policies, according to federal findings in a case against the Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:11pm
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:05pm
A growing workplace health trend is moving to classrooms: More schools are adding standing desks as a tool to increase alertness and combat childhood obesity.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:14pm
Measuring and even changing a student’s brain activity was once a science fiction concept. But technology advances are pushing to market more products that use attention levels and plasticity of the mind to raise academic achievement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:17pm
District CIOs looking to save money on computers are increasingly turning to refurbished technology. Buying preowned equipment puts more devices in the hands of students and keeps old machines out of landfills.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:08pm
In schools across the country, students are swapping their pencils and bubble sheets for computing devices and online tests. Proponents say online assessment is the wave of the future. Opponents say teachers and students aren’t ready. But perhaps the most crucial argument for embracing online assessments is immediacy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:43pm
Iowa’s Clinton Community School District has incorporated two cutting-edge programs into its learning environment in hopes of giving students a better chance at graduating and succeeding in college or career.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:28pm
If you are planning to show anti-bullying videos or to feature guest presenters that convey the message, “Don’t bully, you could cause someone to commit suicide,” you should think twice. This message is not only ineffective, but is potentially highly dangerous.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:31am
As the economy continues its slow crawl out of the recession, school districts that had put off capital purchases are now replacing outdated equipment and buying new technology. However, administrators are still considering large-scale acquisitions with caution.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:21am
Sports teams in a growing number of school districts can only return to their fields, gymnasiums, rinks and pools each September with the support of parent-run booster clubs. As budgets tighten, these clubs, which have provided high school athletes with everything from uniforms to scoreboards to travel money for competitions or games, are expanding into elementary and middle schools.