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Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments

Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
In my last post, I shared what we learned last year during our 1:1 iPad and Google Apps for Education launches. In this post, I’d like to dispel myths about 1:1 environments.
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Laurel graduation rate spikes as students get 'intensive care'

Laurel graduation rate spikes as students get 'intensive care' | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
At Laurel High School, failure is not an option.
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With Early Edge, Lockwood preschool could build on successes, educators tell Bullock

With Early Edge, Lockwood preschool could build on successes, educators tell Bullock | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Lockwood schools took a leap of faith when the district started its own preschool program, local officials told Gov. Steve Bullock.
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Let East Helena have a chance for a high school

Let East Helena have a chance for a high school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Read again, the reasons why Helena School Superintendent Kultgen opposes a bill being carried by Sen. Taylor Brown, which would enable East Helena residents to (a) evaluate the feasibility of
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Hellgate school district seeks to manage growth, considers high school

Hellgate school district seeks to manage growth, considers high school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
At the same time Hellgate Elementary is asking the state Legislature to allow it to possibly create a high school district, the K-8 district also is looking to accommodate growth
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School choice advocates gaining influence, financing

School choice advocates gaining influence, financing | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Much has already been made of the news that the Montana House Education Committee will be led during the 2015 legislative session by two prominent supporters of school choice and charter schools. But since Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock is likely to veto any attempts to bring school choice to Montana, it’s the long game that is…
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Lockwood students earn $18K for new playground, get healthy tips from former NFLer

Lockwood students earn $18K for new playground, get healthy tips from former NFLer | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
As a reward for raising $18,000 for a $230,000 project to get new playground equipment for their school, Lockwood elementary students on Friday got to attend a special assembly that
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Exxon CEO defends Common Core education standards that Perry and Cruz have opposed

Exxon CEO defends Common Core education standards that Perry and Cruz have opposed | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
He and other CEOs were highlighting what business leaders have called a major impediment to hiring: the lack of technical skills among job-seekers of all ages.
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Free breakfast in the classroom could “level the academic playing field,” education advocates say

Free breakfast in the classroom could “level the academic playing field,” education advocates say | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day and serving it to students for free offers significant benefits even though a recent study found it did not improve academic performance as hypothesized, health and education advocates argue. 
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Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?

Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
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REPORT: Only 9 Percent Of Guests Discussing Education On Evening Cable News Were Educators

REPORT: Only 9 Percent Of Guests Discussing Education On Evening Cable News Were Educators | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
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Hellgate district discusses challenges, benefits of own high school

Hellgate district discusses challenges, benefits of own high school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The superintendent of Hellgate Elementary School detailed the district's goal of breaking away from Missoula County Public Schools and building its own high school, a plan that could cost around
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East Helena residents voice support for a local high school

East Helena residents voice support for a local high school | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
East Helena residents who took the microphone on Tuesday night at the East Helena School board meeting voiced their support of legislation for the ability to build an East Helena
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5 Scary Things You Don't Know About School Dropouts - Brilliant or Insane

5 Scary Things You Don't Know About School Dropouts - Brilliant or Insane | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
This infographic shows highlights the frightening truth about school dropouts.
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Sides argue over proposed bill to allow new K-12 districts in Montana | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana

Sides argue over proposed bill to allow new K-12 districts in Montana | KPAX.com | Missoula, Montana | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
HELENA - A bill that would repeal current state law and allow three Montana school districts the chance to build a high school was debated before a Senate committee in Helena on Monday.
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Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty

Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The explosion in the number of needy children in classrooms has profound implications for the nation.
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SD2 increases its graduation rate but still trails state average

SD2 increases its graduation rate but still trails state average | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The proportion of Billings students who graduated high school increased again last year, but so did the number of those who dropped out.
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Editorial: 'School choice' could have far-reaching implications

Editorial: 'School choice' could have far-reaching implications | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
In this era of knee-jerk politics, meaningful dialog is often the first casualty. And such may unfortunately be the case with the issue of public funding for private schools in the 2015 Montana Legislature that convenes on Monday.
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Study endorses preschool for low income kids

Study endorses preschool for low income kids | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
A new study shows low income kids from Washington state who go to a state supported preschool are likely to do better academically than their peers at least through fifth grade.
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FERPA: The law you think you know, until you don’t | Office of the Registrar Blog

FERPA: The law you think you know, until you don’t | Office of the Registrar Blog | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
I know what FERPA means, but please remind me again The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a topic most of us are familiar with as staff. FERPA was
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▶ Spring - Courageous Leadership Conversation - YouTube

Laurence Spring, superintendent of Schenectady City School District in New York State, joins Food Service Director Scott Stowell on why Breakfast in the Clas...
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Montanans for the Common Core - YouTube

Montanans for the Common Core - YouTube | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The Office of Public Instruction, MEA-MFT, and School Administrators of Montana are joining together to release weekly videos with educators and community le...
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'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
For breakfast, Gov. Steve Bullock told Lockwood Intermediate School students Monday he usually enjoys a bowl of Cheerios and yogurt.
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Cheerleaders guide heartfelt stitches heaven-bound

Cheerleaders guide heartfelt stitches heaven-bound | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
The cheerleaders for the R&L Fusion are spending their spare time doing something very special to help comfort people grieving about a little one taken too soon. It’s their form of paying it forward.
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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Lockwood Schools Superintendent | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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