Brain-friendly schools support different learning styles, promote active involvement, incorporate multimedia, recognize the impact of environmental factors such as noise and lighting, build connections to the world outside the classroom, and encourage community accessibility and involvement.
A bill that would have given Montgomery County school board members a raise for the first time in six years failed in this year’s abbreviated state legislative session. The proposed $10,000 raise would have increased board members’ salaries to $35,000 per year.
The massive LAUSD effort’s centerpiece is $100 million in new spending to provide a district computer to every child in need, and technology training for teachers and students—expenses that could threaten the district’s solvency.
Since originally being honored in 2017 as a District of Distinction, Anne Arundel County Public Schools has expanded its telepresence robot initiative, increasing the number of units available for homebound students to stay connected to classmates and in-school activities.