Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 4:17pm
Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 9:25am
As of fall 2011, 40 states have a state virtual school or state-led online learning initiative, accounting for 536,272 course enrollments, a 19 percent annual increase according to iNacol's report, Keeping Pace 2011.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 3:08pm
DA editors attend many national and state conferences around the country to learn the latest about education and ed technology. In early February I spent time at the Texas Computer Education Association Annual Convention and Exposition learning about the latest trends in ed tech.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 8:26pm
If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.