To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.
The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would void Common Core standards. Senate Bill 91, passed by the full Senate last month, now heads to a conference committee to resolve differences with the Senate version.
The measure to prevent the nationwide rollout of the federal Common Core standards in the state was approved by a House committee. Building concern from parents bolstered a measure to repeal the standards in Missouri, said bill sponsor Rep. Kurt Bahr.
The Illinois State Board of Education has maintained the School Incident Reporting System database where, by law, parents can find out about every serious school incident in the state. Less than one-third of the Chicago area's schools report incidents to this system.
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.