California’s Brown Signs Bill to Increase Computer Science Education

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will implement a three-year planning process to increase computer science education across all grade levels in public schools throughout the state. Assembly Bill 2329 will require State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to put together More...

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Maryland High School Decides on Gender Neutral Homecoming

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) A Maryland high school is introducing a gender-neutral homecoming court this year to offer students the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they would prefer to be More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Read To Be Ready Program Promotes Better Literacy Teaching in TN

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) The Tennessee Department of Education has joined with roughly 90 districts in the state to create a network that trains teachers in the best ways to teach children literacy More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Despite More Tech Use, Australia Computer Literacy Skills Decline

Results of national information and communication technology tests show that computer literacy skills have declined across Australia over the past three years despite an increase in the use of laptops and iPads. The More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Study: Alaska Teacher Pay Plan Would Help, But Cost Too Much

A new study completed for the Alaskan legislature by University Alaska Anchorage’s Center for Alaska Education Policy Research argues that implementing a standardized salary schedule for teachers in the state More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Closing Underperforming NYC Schools Worked, Study Shows

Critics were harsh when Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed dozens of large high school that were failing in New York City. They claimed the mayor was destroying communities and neighborhood institutions. But this week a More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Chicago’s Emanuel, Claypool Push for Education Funding

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his schools chief are continuing their push for state lawmakers to create a new formula for state education funding in an effort to provide more aid to Chicago Public Schools. In More...

By admin On Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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In Nod to Teen Sleep, Seattle Changes High School Start Times

This week, the Seattle School Board voted to move most school start times to 8:30 a.m. so that students may sleep later. Rebecca Klein, writing for The Huffington Post, says the vote makes Seattle one of the largest More...