Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:53pm
The town of Hopkinton, Mass., has served as the starting point for Boston Marathon since 1924. Now, Hopkinton Middle School is incorporating the town’s historical connection with the iconic race into a new curriculum called “Desire to Inspire.”
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:48pm
Third-grade students from five Colquitt Elementary Schools are doing something different with PE. Thanks to the “Action Packed Family” program, these kids are learning how to fight obesity by eating healthy and staying active.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:34am
The wireless networks at six high schools in the Madison County Schools in Alabama are now humming at full power after administrators figured out how to prevent a new wave of new smartphones, tablets and other devices from overwhelming bandwidth capacity.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 3:23pm
The rollout of the Common Core State Standards in classrooms nationwide this school year has been “bumpy” as states struggle to provide professional development for teachers, align curricular materials and create assessments that adequately measure the standards, according to a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:36pm
A first-of-its-kind online learning platform--developed by a special education teacher--is bringing critical digital and life skills to Philadelphia students with autism and developmental disorders.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:57pm
The newly redesigned SAT will be more in line with the Common Core standards. Beginning in 2016, it will test students on what they’re learning from their high school curriculum and measure skills needed for college and career readiness.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:55am
Some of the world’s most powerful companies are increasing their influence in K12 education by funding programs that blend workforce development with public service.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:41am
Few topics generate as much debate in education as homework. Experts disagree on its educational value, and research offers little clarification. Teachers and parents vary in how much homework they think children should do. So where do principals fit into the homework system?
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:33am
When planning the implementation of a huge technology initiative, where audio enhancement and camera technologies would be placed in 552 classrooms over the summer of 2013, one school district's technology director says he knew that the key to success was rethinking how professional learning is delivered.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:46am
District CIOs need to have a complete understanding of a district’s legal obligations to protect student data as more student information is stored with online, third-party providers and parents’ privacy concerns reach new heights, technology experts say.