Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.
Thanks to technology, we’re watching a revolution happen in education right now. From the explosion in popularity of language learning apps like Mindsnacks to the media furor about the rise of massive open online courses, companies are being built around the idea that technology can radically reshape our relationship with education.
A student convinced Blackhawk School Board members to videotape their meetings and post the video to the school’s website. Matt Young, a junior who made a presentation, told the board videos will increase public access and awareness.
Despite efforts by Missouri’s education department and area districts to increase enrollment in AP courses, the state’s public school students still rank among the bottom in the nation for both participation and pass rates, even though both are up in recent years.
Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.
Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.
Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years, and experts are urging others to go all digital within the next 5 to 7 years.