Bill Gates’ faith in test scores as indicators of effectiveness makes it clear that he buys the conventional wisdom that the teacher’s role is to “deliver information.” But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?
Members of the Fond du Lac Board of Education will choose officers and decide on their annual compensation during a reorganizational portion of Monday’s regular meeting. Elizabeth Hayes, who was recently re-elected to her tenth term on the board, currently serves as president. Julie Nett is vice president, Eric Everson, secretary/clerk, and Kathleen Nagle, treasurer, who was also re-elected, along with Mark Jurgella.
After nearly four months of nonstop action, the Richmond School Board paused Saturday to try to figure out what it wants to accomplish during its four-year term. During a five-hour retreat at Broad Rock Elementary School, the board set aside its daily duties and let two facilitators lead in-depth discussions on beliefs, goals and strategies.
Although the Cleveland School District is leaving its longtime offices on East Sixth Street this summer, school board member Eric Wobser wants the district to increase its presence downtown. Wobser has proposed using all $4.5 million from the sale of the district headquarters to the Drury hotel chain for creating a new school downtown, or expanding one or both of the district schools already there.
The Wyoming School Facilities Commission approved funds for planning and design of 19 projects intended to aid school districts running out of classroom space. A $10 million allocation by the 2013 state legislature was divvied among 18 districts. The list includes $1 million to fund the design of a new elementary school in the Natrona County School District.
The Coalition for Community Schools will present an Award of Excellence to Harmon Johnson Elementary School on June 6 in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Harmon Johnson was selected based on academic gains, access to health care for students and because of its strong parental support, according to a Twin Rivers Unified School District news release.
Residents and business owners near Washington Elementary School (Flint, Mich.) want to work with the Flint School District to ensure the school doesn’t become an eyesore and a spot for criminal activity.
The American Civil Liberties Union has warned a southwest Kansas school district against holding mandatory student assemblies that feature a creationist group. Hugoton Public Schools invited Creation Truth Foundation’s founder Dr. G. Thomas Sharp to teach the “Truth about Dinosaurs” at two assemblies next week. At least one of the assemblies will be mandatory for all students and teachers.
Talk to Melissa Colsman and you know she's a teacher, even before she tells you she once taught math. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Education's Teaching and Learning Unit makes a compelling case for what public schools need.
Let’s be clear, a child who does not receive a quality education today will become an adult without much of a future tomorrow. If we allow children to rot in historically failing schools, we all will suffer.
Arlington school board members say they have no desire for teachers to bring concealed guns to class and instead are focusing on measures such as new surveillance cameras and door buzzers to improve security at elementary schools.
Because every hour counts, two local Katy citizens were given honorary hourglasses today by intelliVOL, makers of x2VOL. Assistant Principal Romulo “Rom” Crespo from Morton Ranch High School and Jeanmarie Mayfield who volunteers at Seven Lakes High School, were recognized with a special award for their efforts to develop community service programs at their respective schools.
More than 1.2 million students already have access to thousands of books on the myON platform, but this expansion will provide them with unlimited anytime, anywhere access to their personalized learning environment from virtually any device using the Android operating system.