Attleboro schools are ending their formal partnership with the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative which brought broader student participation in advanced courses at the high school over the last four years.
In the move to 1:1 computing, school district leaders are increasingly looking for alternatives to traditional PCs and laptops, and for many districts, the go-to device is the iPad. But now, for a growing roster of Apple competitors, the time has come to give the iPad a run for its money.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has made closing large, low-performing high schools like Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx a linchpin of his reform strategy. In the big schools’ place, he opened smaller, often theme-based schools designed to give students a more supportive educational experience.
The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools.
As Metro schools officials dig in to halt legislation that would create a new state panel able to authorize charter schools, their final argument is a fiscal one: protecting the purse of Metro government.