AM News: New Science Standards, More Science Learning?
Science Education Standards: Can New Recommendations Help 'Mediocre To Awful' States? ScientificAmerican: Those general statistics tell only a piece of the story, however. There are pockets of excellence across the U.S. where student achievement is world-beating.
State Budgets Appear Stable, but Concerns About 'Uncertainty' Remain State EdWatch: Believe it or not, states are only a few months away from the start of their 2013 legislative sessions, and of course preparations get underway well before those official start dates.
Q&A with A Blended Learning CEO Hechinger Report: In Colorado, a state where just this week there’s been controversy as three foreign-language teachers lost their jobs when their classes moved online, there are differing perspectives on the value of online education and technology’s ever-increasing role in education.
Can Technology Replace Teachers? EdWeek: Of all the recent budget cuts made by the Eagle County, Colo., school district—the loss of 89 staff jobs through attrition and layoffs, a 1.5 percent across-the-board pay cut, and the introduction of three furlough days—none sparked as much anger or faced the same scrutiny as the decision to cut three foreign-language teaching positions and replace them with online instruction.
Deal Sites Jump on Back-to-School Bus US News: Parents of high schoolers can use sites such as Groupon to save on everything from backpacks to tutors.