Adobe announced it is answering the challenge to bring tech education and teacher training to American schools by committing over $300 million in software and professional development to the White House’s ConnectED initiative.
Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.
The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.
Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.
Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.
Over 2,700 high school robotics teams will compete in 98 regional and district competitions starting this week for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the Championship competition.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told state lawmakers that superintendents in the state need more authority to make tough fiscal decisions in struggling districts where school board members are reluctant to act.
A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.
The State Board of Education should take the advice of the Florida’s Association of District School Superintendents, Education Association and PTA and Fund Education Now: Delay issuing school grades until the new curriculum and the new test are finalized - and tested.
While the overall number of high school graduates will drop slightly, the number of Hispanic grads is expected to rapidly increase, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
An education bill in Virginia would require each school board to set aside a non-restroom space out of public view in a school for mothers to take breaks of “reasonable length” during the school day to express milk.
The Harford County Board of Education approved changes in school policies, including allowing the superintendent to "unilaterally" propose changes to the boundary lines of a school attendance area, although school board members will have the final say.