More than nine out of 10 teachers in America report using technology in the classroom. Two-thirds said they support the idea of a blended classroom. These results and others came out of an "internal poll" given to the members of the Association of American Educators.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott slammed Common Core in a debate with former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett on Fox News channel. "Common Core violates the four core principles and the four core pillars of education. Which is parental involvement, excellent teachers, student engagement and adaptability for the uniqueness of each particular student."
Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have filed two separate bills for the upcoming legislative session which would do away with Common Core educational standards and replace them with a system developed within the state. One bill would have new standards in place by the 2016-17 school year, while the other would implement new standards sooner.
The debate over Common Core State Standards has given rise to politically loaded language, often leaving little room for a fair-minded discussion. Yet many journalists – particularly those who cover educational policy – have managed to cut through the rhetoric and employ neutral language that accurately describes the policy issues that are at stake.
Researchers have developed a computer game that can detect classroom bullies, victims and bystanders. The game's behavior analyses effectively identify classroom bullies, even revealing peer aggression that goes undetected by traditional research methods, the researchers say.
In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.
Riding on the growing parental backlash over what's perceived as "over testing" in schools, educational researchers are pushing the White House and Congress to move away from "test-based policies" as they revise and renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA funds public schooling in America.
SOUTH AMHERST — Thousands of Lorain County students will take annual state tests beginning Tuesday. However, a small but vocal minority of parents are refusing to allow their children to participate, contending test preparation is excessive and detracts from learning. “I feel if I don’t stand up for my kids, nobody will,” Wendy Hutsenpiller, a Read More...
The President recently gave the nation a prime time overview of his $80 billion plan to provide free community college tuition. The idea is well-intentioned, but regardless of whether it materializes, we need to address a larger, more fundamental problem in public education: far too many kids are graduating from high school without the requisite skills for success in college or career.
I love to read, I love to write, I love to do math. I don’t like the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks. I’m glad my mom and dad are letting me opt out because I don't want to deal with this nonsense.Elizabeth Blaine, who was barely tall enough to see over the podium, had the courage to speak those word at a recent New Jersey school board meeting.
A powerful new app is directly connecting single ventricle heart defect patients to their doctors, dramatically improving their monitoring while they recover from heart surgery at home. The tablet-based app is a more automated, accurate and simplified way for physicians to monitor these high-risk patients at home in real-time. The aim of the app is to enable quick intervention at signs of danger, reduce the mortality rate, and decrease the burden placed on at-home caregivers.
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