Teaching & Learning

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will compete for the nation’s top urban education award — for the fifth time.

4/5/2012

Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education.

4/5/2012

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

4/5/2012

The Arizona law that prohibits school districts from teaching classes, like the Mexican American Studies classes taught at Tucson Unified School District, says schools can’t teach courses designed “primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.”

4/5/2012

The number of students in special education across Oregon continues to climb as schools struggle to meet state graduation and learning targets for them, according Oregon Department of Education data.

4/5/2012

Those who own an iPad will likely tell you their tablet goes above and beyond e-mail, video playback and Angry Birds.

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

On May 1, 2012, School Improvement Network will release LivePlanner, along with a new LiveBook by Heidi Hayes Jacobs, to provide step-by-step help for aligning classroom practice with the Common Core Standards

4/4/2012

Discovery Education has named Dr. Cindy Moss director of global STEM initiatives, responsible for designing, developing and implementing comprehensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives. 

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its lubricants blending plant in Atlanta donated more than 1,500 pieces of laboratory equipment, including workbenches, beakers, flasks and ovens to the City of Atlanta School System.

4/3/2012

To help teachers transition from current classroom instruction to the Common Core State Standards, Kaplan K12 Learning Services and Teach For America are teaming up to provide teachers with instructional resources. 

4/3/2012

Once a low performing school, Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy in East Oakland has achieved double-digit gains on the California Standards Tests in English-language arts and mathematics, and is now a nominee for a National Blue Ribbon School.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

In December, Congress slashed funding for Advanced Placement fee waivers for low-income students, leaving them scrambling to find the cash or forgoing the exams.

4/2/2012

Teen drivers could take online driver education courses instead of attending driving school to get their driver's licenses in New Hampshire under a bill being considered by the Senate.

4/2/2012

Connecticut’s regional vocational-technical school system will be receiving over $9 million in funding for equipment and construction repairs.

4/2/2012

Rand McNally and USA TODAY have announced the kick-off of an essay contest titled “American the Beautiful” for students in 7th through 12th grade. 

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