Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:42pm
A survey of 11 public school districts, which serve a quarter of Texas children, found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security, according to a monitoring group.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:37pm
As the day draws to a close at Public School 321, the school that launched a thousand strollers toward Park Slope, Brooklyn, the grown-ups begin to assemble outside. Bus drivers pull their long yellow ferries up out front. Parents and caretakers hover near doorways and perch on benches.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:31pm
When Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced plans this fall to create a school safety office in the aftermath of several gun incidents, some in the community assumed he would pick someone with a badge to lead the new department.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:24pm
Thousands of schools along the Eastern Seaboard are closed Monday as Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall, attacking the coast with forceful winds, rain and possible snow. The closures are affecting some of the country's most populous school districts. New York City Schools—the nation's largest system—has canceled classes Monday as schools are repurposed as relief shelters, opening their doors to those in need. All of the city's charter schools are also closed.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 1:12pm
Momentum continues to build for Pearson’s contemporary teacher certification testing program as additional states choose the NES (National Evaluation Series) as one measurement tool for credentialing knowledgeable teachers.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 1:08pm
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products today announced the availability of its first Full HD 1080p, Laser LED hybrid projector – the Pro9000.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 1:03pm
Atomic Learning and Crick Software have partnered to offer free training tutorials on the basics of Clicker 6, Crick Software’s literacy tool to support the reading and writing skills of students.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 1:00pm
In a survey of 600 registered voters conducted as students were preparing to return to school from the summer holiday, less than one-third of those surveyed (32 percent) gave an "A" or "B" (excellent or above average) to Pennsylvania's public schools. Two out of five Pennsylvania voters surveyed gave Commonwealth schools a "C" (for average) grade.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:46pm
Atomic Learning has expanded its training collection to include a series of tutorials on Windows 8, as well as training on Captivate 6 for PC users, Flash and Photoshop CS6, Sakai 2.8 for Students and SMART Board Notebook 11 to the Atomic Integrate library.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 12:33pm
In an ongoing effort to help bring clarity and practical guidance to schools and teachers as they transition to assessments for the Common Core State Standards, CTB/McGraw-Hill has released a comprehensive eGuide, “Getting from Here to Core: How to Launch the Program that Launches Students.”