Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:44pm
Discovery Education has created a special Earth Day collection of videos, images and articles through Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus. The resources teach students about environmental conservation, sustainability and other science topics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:40pm
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Alabama Accountability Act and said the public school students who filed the suit failed to prove the legislation treats them unequally. The law allows students in failing public schools to transfer to non-failing schools or private schools while their parents get tax credits to cover the cost.
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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:02pm
In suburban Minneapolis, seventh graders will soon start building skills for local technical jobs that may be open to them when they finish school. The Anoka-Hennepin School District is updating its seventh-grade technology curriculum to better suit the needs of local businesses.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:47pm
Program offers schools copies of the 2014 Best Picture winner, the book it’s based on and a study guide. The curriculum, which will be distributed in September, is well-suited to history and English courses.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:50pm
Pia Durkin took the reins as superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools, one of the lowest-performing districts in Massachusetts, this past July. She is leading a massive turnaround plan for the city’s high school that will require 50 percent of the faculty to be replaced, with all teachers having to reapply for their jobs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:13pm
Decades into the computer revolution, many teachers still lack the training needed to use technology effectively in the classroom, according to a new survey. It’s a major problem as schools are investing more in devices and blended learning to improve student achievement, experts say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:05pm
States are passing legislation to improve technology use in K12 classrooms, having debated more than 450 digital learning bills and having signed 132 into law last year, according to the Digital Learning Report Card 2013.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:55am
With violent events seemingly on the rise in schools across the country, district leaders must develop fluid and thorough safety plans. To address the variety of individual circumstances that may accompany these events, fluidity must be coupled with practice and engagement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:40am
Differentiating instruction to meet individual students’ needs is one of the biggest challenges for any teacher. In the same way, differentiating professional development to meet the needs of individual teachers is one of the biggest challenges for any school district.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:07am
In 2013, 21 states strengthened gun laws to require trigger-locking devices and background checks for private sales. At the same time, the National Rifle Association made a public push to allow more security guards or staff members to carry guns in schools, after 40 to 60 hours of firearms training.