Officials with the Northwest District in Grand Island announced that current Nebraska City superintendent Jeff Edwards has accepted that same position for the Northwest District. He’ll take over for current superintendent Matt Fisher on July 1.
Christine Martin, a former Manchester assistant superintendent of elementary education and current Beech Street Elementary School principal, will be the Mascenic Regional School District’s new superintendent for the 2019-20 school year. She is replacing current SAU 87 superintendent Steve Russell.
The most logical place to insert more digital media literacy is in the history curriculum, where students already should be learning to question dominant narratives, find good evidence and practice strong research skills. To do that, teachers need to ditch textbooks.
The father of one of the students killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday, the third suicide involving someone linked to a major U.S. school shooting in little more than a week. Just days earlier, two apparent suicides involved Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors.
A Florida House bill that the sponsor said aimed to “remove pornography” from public schools has been stripped down to take out some contentious language that had anti-censorship advocates most alarmed. This included a provision that would criminalize the purchase of materials that are not found “acceptable.”
The Alabama Public Charter School Commission overruled the Birmingham school board and approved the creation of a new charter school for the state’s largest city. The school board rejected the group’s application for not fully meet prescribed standards, but a review found it did.
Legislators are considering changes to how the state funds its schools. This debate over education spending started four years ago after an outside commission determined districts were being underfunded by as much as $2 billion, with low-income and immigrant students bearing the brunt of this funding shortfall.
DeKalb CSD has implemented Tools4ever’s Identity Access Manager (previously known as UMRA) to automate most of their basic account management functions. They also integrated the company’s Self-Service Reset Password Management program.
Nearly two dozen states are failing to protect children from lead in drinking water at school. The report, by advocacy groups Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund, gave 22 states an ‘F’ grade for how well they protect young students from lead.
State representatives unveiled the beginnings of a new school funding proposal, aiming to make the system less property tax-dependent. Two of the key issues addressed include funding charter school and voucher school students directly and implementing base-level state funding.
The Safety Alerts for Education Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the principals of Ping4 Inc., is donating the Safety Alerts for Education emergency mobile alerts platform to all Massachusetts schools, for free and in perpetuity.
ABM has initiated an energy performance contracting program for El Paso ISD. The customized solution is projected to save the Texas school district more than $14.8 million in energy and operating costs over a 15-year period, which the school system will utilize to upgrade its infrastructure in 14 schools.
DA’s Future of Education Technology Conference is accepting presentation proposals for its 2020 event, to be held Jan. 14-17 in Miami. The program committee is seeking education technology professionals representing all levels, content areas and specialties, as well as industry and technology experts, to submit an application to present.
The latest model of the FlySense vaping and bullying detection and smart alert system is available. The new features for FlySense 255 include environmental sensors that read temperature and humidity, 5 GHz Wi-Fi supports, and an algorithm to detect compounds that are present when e-cigarettes are used.
EdgeMakers, a newly merged company, will combine STEM Learning Lab’s education and professional development programs with EdgeMakers’ innovative thinking curriculum, which helps learners apply their skills toward a true purpose to effect meaningful change.
Edthena’s new Organization Stats dashboard provides data and evidence-based insights that administrators and department chairs can use to determine the overall impact of video reflection and coaching as part of the professional development process within their organization.
Read how a school underwent a significant transformation from being the lowest performing elementary school—in both the district and the state—to one of the highest performing for high growth/proficiency. In large part, this was due to creating a culture of ownership among staff, parents and students.
The differences between the environments of new teachers and their more experienced teachers are generally small, but they appear to matter for both students and teachers. The tougher assignments hurt new teachers’ performance and their career trajectories — and mean that students who are the furthest behind are being taught by the least experienced educators.