Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 6:04pm
Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs to a new teacher professional development program.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:59pm
When Apple announced its textbook initiative, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:56pm
Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:52pm
Last week, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue proposed an increase in the state sales tax, taking more than $800 million out of the pockets of North Carolinians. She tries to sell the plan as a tool for education funding, but she fails to offer any meaningful strategy ensuring the money will be spent wisely.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:49pm
A plan to strengthen K-12 education, released earlier this week, sets many ambitious deadlines. By the end of the 2012 legislative session for example, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen wants lawmakers to agree on tough expectations that Maine teachers must meet to be considered effective in the classroom.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:42pm
Six months after barely closing a $712 million deficit, Chicago Public Schools officials have spent nearly $10 million that has not yet been budgeted in their aggressive push to lengthen the school day.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 3:36pm
Did you miss our webinar where representatives from the leading providers explain the benefits and differences of their systems in our Virtual Product Shootout? That’s OK, the archived version is now available.