The messy winter weather in many parts of the country have forced schools to close over and over, forcing school districts around the country to alter their schedule for the year to find time to make up for lost instructional time. But is that really necessary? How much do kids lose when school is closed because of bad weather?Read full article >>
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted the state’s top education officials on Monday, saying that efforts they plan to take to correct the state’s botched implementation of the Common Core State Standards was “too little, too late.”Read full article >>
Education Secretary Arne Duncan paid a visit Monday to Southeast Washington’s D.C. Scholars Stanton Elementary to recognize the role that young City Year volunteers have played in helping spur the school’s transformation in recent years.Read full article >>
Silver Spring International Middle School will remain on an eight-period schedule next academic year, Montgomery County public schools announced Monday.
The decision came after a months-long reconsideration of the middle school’s plan to move to a seven-period schedule while keeping the same length of school day. Parents had claimed the scheduling change would limit student opportunities to seek academic help or take an additional elective, potentially reversing hard-fought progress toward narrowing the achievement gap at the middle school.Read full article >>
The boys huddled in two teams at the front of Charlene Skinner’s class as they mulled over the math problem that flashed on the whiteboard.
“That’s not right,” one boy said.
“It says find the slope,” another boy said, instructing his classmates.Read full article >>