Young victims of cyberbullying have few tools at their disposal to protect themselves, writes lawyer Kenneth A. Linzer.
The CAO of the Aurora, Colo., public schools describes how a change in the district's organizational structure has had a positive impact on student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
The CAO and accountability officer for the Kansas City, Mo., schools talks about setting goals and monitoring progress for a district that lost its accreditation in 2012.
The CAO of the Cleveland public schools is trying to set higher academic expectations for a district with a high school graduation rate of 64 percent.
The CAO is seen as an interpreter and oracle, someone the district chief relies on to shape and communicate a vision for improving teaching and learning.
Whether they're called assistant superintendents for teaching and learning, chief innovation officers, or curriculum coordinators, chief academic officers have one mission: academics.
The link between a school system's chief academic officer and school-based leaders must be strong if districts want to turn lofty visions into achievement gains.
Some school districts are testing new approaches to address a common challenge: how to get academic and technology departments to work more closely together.
Current and former chief academic officers talk about the evolving role of the CAO, and the strategies they have used to try to improve teaching and learning.
Knitting assessment thoughtfully into any work on curriculum is crucial, experts say, so it's important to have oversight models that ensure that it happens.
The teenage high school students, dressed in white robes knotted at the waist with matching cloth belts, lined up shoulder-to-shoulder, bowed to their teacher and prepared for the day’s lesson: Precision forearm blocks and whirling chest-high kicks.Read full article >>
Michael Hofmann Winer is a physics phenom who has won awards and studied how fundamental quasi-particles of sound, called phonons, interact with electrons. His research could potentially be applied to complex electronic materials, such as superconductors.Read full article >>
Last year, I wrote a pieceentitled “Why we wrongly freak out over AP.” Three to five Advanced Placement courses in high school would satisfy most selective colleges, I said: “Taking six, seven, eight or 20 AP courses will almost never make you more attractive to those colleges that reject more students than they accept.”Read full article >>
My ex-husband and I are over, and that’s as it should be. But there’s one person who’s not buying that this divorce is “for the best”: our daughter.
A math professor and his students presented a way to show the efficiency of every five-man lineup that No. 24 Davidson used in games this season.
Tomi Reichental, who was sent to a concentration camp as a child, has mesmerized students in Ireland with his stories of wartime atrocities.
Updated with response from superintendent; Pearson revises statement to make clear it is working with PARCC states; more about social media monitoring during testing.Pearson, the world’s largest education company, is monitoring social media during the administration of the new PARCC Common Core test to detect any security breaches, and a spokeswoman said that it was “obligated” to alert authorities when any problems were discovered.Read full article >>
Mitchell Moran-Kaplan did the usual drill for most of his college applications. But for Goucher College, the 18-year-old grabbed a digital camera last fall and went for a drive, gathering footage for a two-minute video that aimed to explain what he’s all about.Read full article >>
Video of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has helped draw attention to racially tinged incidents on other campuses.