The Flatiron School, launched last year, is teaming up with Skillcrush, a New York-based digital literacy start-up, to offer a two-week intensive program for high school students hoping to hone their developer chops.
Boston Public Schools, in a push to beef up background checks on employees, will meet the requirements of a new state law mandating that all staff be fingerprinted, and will go a step further by scouring court documents to see if a string of “nonconvictions” is a sign of questionable character.
This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.
District 158 in Algonquin, Ill. will be putting more tablets in students’ hands after recently revealing plans to expand its digital curriculum program to early elementary and middle school classrooms. The school district’s “one-to-one” digital curriculum replaces traditional textbooks and allows students to access online programs and lessons through their own tablet, provided by the district.
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Administrators at the Monterey County Office of Education are putting the finishing touches on the $1.5 million remodeling of its Blanco Circle offices in Salinas that will house the new Millennium charter school. Set to start classes in August, Millennium has 116 students enrolled—58 freshmen and 58 sophomores—and its principal.
Officials of the Pennsville (N.J.) School District introduced a policy recently that sets up parameters for staff using social networking sites while working within the district. The policy outlines security and appropriate procedures for using district technology resources.
When Noah Davis, Solar Energy International’s "Solar in the Schools" program manager, started thinking of ways to engage high school students across the U.S. in learning about the ever-evolving technology, he thought back to what interested him as a teenager. “I used to have remote control cars when I was that age, and I thought that just might be something we could use to get our program into high schools,” Davis said.
Two decades ago, Texas became ground zero for the accountability movement in public education. Now, after a revolt by teachers and parents who claim that high-stakes testing is ruining classroom instruction, the legislature is poised to undo many of its own reforms. Does anyone have the right answer?