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Teachers in Asheville, NC, declared victory as the Superior Court ruled to protect tenured educators. Teachers say they will continue fighting to repeal a law that eliminated tenure protections.
Young chocolate milk lovers in CT should start worrying. The state may be the first to ban the beverage from all of its public schools. The popular drink is said to have twice the sugar of plain, low-fat milk, with high-fructose corn syrup... 05/16/2014 - 1:42pm ago
State schools are buckling down on allowing parents to opt children out of vaccines required for school admittance. Immunization-related groups in CO, OR, WA, CA and VT have worked to close the "convenience loophole" in vaccination laws by... 05/19/2014 - 10:49am ago
iPads help teachers avoid the hassle of booking computer rooms, purchasing recording devices, cameras and other communication devices. The devices also have a unique ability to provide "complete freedom of outcome," said Will Strange in... 05/19/2014 - 12:39pm ago
A new EdTech startup, Clever, will make student account setup easier for schools. The platform extracts student information from school databases and automatically feeds it into the account set-up systems, according to Xconomy.
The software allows educators to reference, store, manage and visualize information based on location. Thanks to the rise of mobile devices and tech in the classroom, computerized geographic-information systems have become more... 05/19/2014 - 11:07am ago
Come Saturday, it will be 60 years since the landmark case. President Obama commemorated the Supreme Court decision, reminding educators how important it is to ensure equal rights for all students.
Students have put down beloved paperbacks and replaced them with smartphones, iPads and other technology. Kids' reading for pleasure has dropped tremendously over the past 40 years, and technology may be to blame.
A teacher training program focused on Common Core standards and diverse teaching methods is boosting educators' readiness for the classroom. The program, edTPA, is now the main requirement to obtain a teaching license in Washington and New... 05/16/2014 - 12:45pm ago
Among Apple, Google and Microsoft, it's uncertain which hardware will rule the education market. Apple had a 50 percent share of the market, but Google's Chromebook is becoming a strong contender.
Educators of color make up more than half of teachers in low-income districts, according to NYDailyNews.com. In addition, almost half of educators who quit within five years teach in lower-income areas, while in wealthier areas, only 34... 05/16/2014 - 1:07pm ago
By monitoring every mouse click, every keystroke, every split-second hesitation as children work through digital textbooks, the edtech startup Knewton aims to determine not only what individual kids know, but also how they think.
Google has launched 'Classroom,' a new platform to help teachers and students communicate better, as well as make, collect and track classroom assignments. The app is part of Google's Apps for Education line which uses Docs, Drive and... 05/07/2014 - 1:08pm ago
Assessments are considered important tools in a student's learning process, says Alexandra Pannoni, education intern at U.S. News. Get tips to help high-school teachers create and use meaningful assessments to improve instruction.
A video of a nine-year-old girl crying to her mother about being bullied on the bus has gone viral, and a lot of parents are discussing the topic.
Targets of bullying experience emotional scarring and psychological distress. A recent study, however, finds that the bully may actually experience health benefits, reports Time.com.
Educational versions of popular games, such as SimCity, have taken over schools in a "fresh wave of serious learning games that bridge the gap between instruction and assessment," reports Education Week. One game, SimCityEDU: Pollution... 05/14/2014 - 11:19am ago
Do kids benefit from doing homework? Are most homework assignments boring to students? Columnist Laurie Levy from the Huffington Post looks at this issue in relation to her eight-year-old granddaughter's struggle with completing homework... 05/14/2014 - 11:33am ago
Students are unhappy with their new lunches and are blaming Michelle Obama as well as others for their "nasty" school lunches, reports Education News. The article says students want their tater tots and greasy pizza back.
The study found little to no correlation between quality teaching and appraisals teachers receive, casting doubt on whether states could use empirical data to evaluate and identify "good" or "bad" teachers based on student performance.