EasyTech provides teachers with curriculum for teaching students 12 essential skills of digital literacy. Learning.com, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today its EasyTech digital literacy solution was selected by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as a comprehensive resource for all public schools, both district and charter. Following a competitive bidding process, Learning.com was selected by NCDPI to provide curriculum for statewide K-8 digital literacy beginning this school year and continuing at least three years. Through the Cooperative Purchasing Agreement negotiated by NCDPI, all public schools, district and charter, throughout
Students need more math to compete in 21st century Re: “Does more math in high school add up?” (Page B1, April 15): Most people agree that our children are falling behind the rest of the world, especially in the STEM subject areas. How can anyone disagree with adding a fourth year of math? We need more math education, not less. The article notes: “The extra year-long course could be the traditional calculus or more practical alternatives such as statistics, computer science or personal finance, administrators say.” We need calculus, not personal finance. The article also states: “But critics say they fear the possible harmful impact on underprepared students in low-income and high schools already
Many schools and universities have banned Chick-fil-A due to their LGBT+ stance. We've put together a timeline of the institutions that have removed or barred the fast-food chain from their campuses. The restaurant company, which has approximately 2,000 branches in the US, often makes headlines due to its anti-LGBT point of view and support of “biblical families.” Since their stance on same-sex marriage became known in 2012, universities and schools have ensured that they made their disapproval known by boycotting the company. 2012: Elon University votes Chick-fil-A off campus Elon University was among the first to ban the restaurant chain. In October 2012, the fast-food chain was voted off
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school district where two students were fatally shot last year has been awarded a second federal grant to help recover from the tragedy. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos traveled to Marshall County with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday to announce the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant. The award is for more than $460,000. A previous grant was for $138,000. The money will fund more school resource officers and hall monitors, and a school nurse will be hired. More than a dozen students were injured in the Jan. 23, 2018, shooting at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky. A teenage classmate is charged with murder and assault. Kentucky
MOHAVE VALLEY — A repurposed bus, a dream and leadership is all it took for the Academy of Building Industries to create its own special greenhouse. “We had an old school bus that once it stopped working we were going to take to the junkyard,” said Jean Thomas, Academy of Building Industry principal. “Instead, we decided to recycle the bus and build our greenhouse on it. “However, in order to complete the greenhouse, we needed to raise $20,000. So we would like to thank the community, our sponsors and donors who made this entire project possible.” Thomas said the greenhouse, tended to by students and staff, provides enough vegetables to offer an organic salad bar as well as ingredients to make
Based on the well-established connection between physical activity and psychological wellbeing, Scott Greenspan, Sarah Fefer, Sara Whitcomb, and Jessica Kemp recently collaborated to evaluate the scope of school-based physical activity intervention research in school psychology-related publications. They identified 22 articles published between 1998 and 2018 and searched these publications for features such as project methodology, type of physical activity, target population, the presence of significant outcomes, and effect size for group design studies. Trends indicated a significant impact, but there have been relatively few studies on the topic. Although an increase in the integration of physical
An academic has broken a controversial gagging clause to speak out about bullying on campus as she calls on others to do the same to “break the silence”.
(BPT) - Building the confidence to try, experiment and keep going even when things get hard is a critical part of the educational process. Confidence comes more naturally to some students than others, yet new research shows that confidence levels today impact learning outcomes for students. Three-quarters of teachers say anxiety and lack of confidence hinder learning among their students, according to the Confidence in Learning Poll conducted by Harris Insights and Analytics on behalf of LEGO Education. Two-thirds of parents agree their children are not more confident than their peers or themselves at that age. This is impacting students' education in many ways, particularly in the important
Kampala — The Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni, has ordered the closure of teacher training colleges whose enrolment is less than 100 students. Her decision was informed by the poor performance of some primary teacher training colleges exhibited in last year's examinations, where majority of the poor performing institutions were from the private sector. "I have been informed that there are private institutions operating illegally yet they do not meet the training standards and register their students to sit examinations in other accredited institutions. This practice must stop. Teachers must be taught where the environment models them to be caring role models and the training
On my first day of SPN 601D, the professor walked into the classroom speaking rapid Spanish. I felt my anxiety rising as I realized I had no idea what she was saying, despite the years of Spanish I'd taken in high school. She switched to English to explain some pivotal information about the class, including the alarming statement that this was the most English she would ever speak. This turned out to be mostly true, though she spoke slowly and was patient when we needed her to repeat things or explain them a different way. Despite my initial anxiety, I was able to fall back on some of the vocabulary and grammar I learned in high school to get through the course. However, my classmates who didn't
press release The Campaign for female education (CAMFED) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) to promote technical, vocational education and training (TVET) as a catalyst for socio-economic development. As part of the partnership between the two organizations, CAMFED would work with COTVET to promote the participation of females in education and employment in the technical and vocational sector. The organizations also intend to undertake advocacy on gender stereotypes and promote equity for female students and persons with disability. The collaboration also enjoins CAMFED to share relevant experience, expertise,
Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has asked members to boycott training on the new curriculum, that is scheduled to begin on April 23. More than 100,000 teachers are set to benefit from a capacity-building training as the government takes steps to fully rollout the new system of education. In a press statement on Wednesday, Mr Sossion explained that the competency based curriculum (CBC) reform exercise and the implementation process were conducted in violation of the law. "The law requires an exercise of such a magnitude to have guidelines and a gazetted commission to anchor the entire process," he said. "Besides, the due process of reforming the content
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., hired to “lead change” at UCF after school leaders acknowledged the use or planned misuse of more than $85 million in leftover operating funds for construction, is a finalist for the president's job at the University of South Carolina. The University of Central Florida tapped Caslen, 65, in January to serve as senior counsel to the president while the school conducted a national search for new administration and finance leadership. Caslen, a 43-year U.S. Army veteran, previously was the college president and superintendent at the United States Military Academy, often known as West Point, for five years. Caslen said Wednesday in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel he expects his responsibilities at UCF to end mid-summer, about the time he would start work at South Carolina if he is selected.
Even though Matthew Arminio has a bachelor's and a master's degree, he found himself back in school. Arminio, 32, of Columbia, has been taking classes at Howard Community College for two years to eventually apply to colleges with physician assistant programs. He holds a bachelor's in exercise science from West Chester University and a master's in acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel. He said he has enjoyed his experience at Howard Community College so far because it's more flexible and accessible for an “older student” to continue their education. “I think high school students should work right out of high school, but if they have a vague idea of what they