On January 13th, Megan Berkle, a high school biology teacher from Huntington Park, California, will join the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation to survey coral reefs of the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.
Youth internet addiction has reached a desperate and concerning level — so much so that it's resulting in legal action. Most recently, two California teens were charged with "conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food" after one of them drugged her parents' milkshakes to bypass a 10 p.m. internet curfew. When children begin drugging their own parents for extra minutes on the web, the issue has gone from comical to dangerous, and something needs to change.
The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.
Follett Software Company’s market leading Destiny Library Manager software product for K-12 schools and districts is playing a key role in a program that by 2015 will provide all 1.1 million New York City public school students with direct access to 17 million books and other informational learning materials.
Absenteeism rates are not indicative of an abnormal flu season at Ann Arbor Public Schools, but reports of a national influenza epidemic have led the district to increase its tracking of flu-related absences.
It appears that more and more teachers are rapidly losing work in the aftermath of the national economic crash. Although school districts may not be open to taking in some of these laid-off educators, one tutoring company is.
Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.
A continuing dispute over job protections for New York City school bus drivers means the threat of a strike is still looming, potentially disrupting transportation for about 152,000 students as soon as this week.