Teaching & Learning

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control.

3/16/2012

Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced year-long pilot programs of its Singapore Math, Bar Models App for iPad in school districts in New Jersey and Kentucky. 

3/16/2012

Chicago Public Schools students will have the opportunity to attend five Early College STEM Schools that focus on technology skills and career readiness as well as earn college credits under a partnership agreement with five technology companies.

3/15/2012

3/15/2012

Former state superintendent will head project to create a model national program to educate future teachers.

3/15/2012

A national survey by Lexia Learning shows that educators spend, on average, nearly an entire instructional month (20 days) or 157 hours focused on assessment of reading skills. 

3/14/2012

3/14/2012

Coordinator of Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Program Graig Meyer will describe how this successful program has changed the lives of hundreds of at-risk children and illustrate how SIIS attendees can achieve similar success. 

3/14/2012

From 2006 to 2011, the St. Mary Parish (La.) Public School System posted double-digit gains in fourth grade proficiency levels on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program test with the use of Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant. 

3/14/2012

Recent articles and editorials touched on some of the relationship between school hours and suspension rates and teenagers' biological clocks and the benefits of keeping kids in school. But they omitted any discussion of how high school students should be spending their afternoons.

3/13/2012

3/13/2012

Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the first legislative session of his second term Monday afternoon, telling a newly elected Legislature that his effort to remake primary and secondary education in Louisiana is a moral issue.

3/13/2012

In the 1840s, Horace Mann, the great champion of public education, insisted that each and every Boston child – not just the wealthy or the talented – should learn how to draw.  Today, Boston is renewing this promise by reestablishing high quality arts education for all students as a core part of excellent schools.

3/13/2012

Deborah Gist, Education Commissioner of Rhode Island said the many of Rhode Island high school students are not ready for college and she is working on ways to change that.

3/13/2012

As he asked a high-powered panel to help him chart the future of higher education in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday avoided any mention of the deep spending cuts he has advocated for the 18 state-supported universities in each of his first two years in office.

3/13/2012

PD producer School Improvement Network has announced the May 1, 2012 release of LiveBook, a new online professional development tool that will change the way educators learn and interact.

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

ASCD’s 67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, “A Collective Call to Action,” now features more than 80 new exhibitors, a new and expanded ASCD Center, and a new generation of speakers and sessions addressing timely topics of interest to educators of every level. 

3/12/2012

Career Cruising releases ccEngage to give students and schools an easy and effective way to develop skills and knowledge needed for success.

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