May 25, 2011
Education Week, Vol. 30, Issue 32
Teaching Profession How Do Teachers Use Technology to Facilitate Student Learning?
This table includes data from a cohort of 35,525 teachers, who were asked how they use technology in their classrooms.
Curriculum Scholastic Gets Heat for Offering Materials Backed by Coal Group
In the face of sharp criticism, the educational publisher Scholastic Inc. indicated earlier this month that it would no longer distribute a package of curricular materials on energy issues developed with financial support from the American Coal Foundation.
Accountability Ga. District Closes Chapter on Accreditation Troubles
The Clayton County, Ga., school district, one of the first districts to lose its accreditation in nearly 40 years, is running well enough now to not require any special oversight, its accrediting agency says.
Education Idaho Schools Chief Warns Teachers on Political Actions
Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna has warned teachers and other school employees not to engage in political activity on school grounds.
School & District Management Duncan Calls Board Members About Choice for La. Chief
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has inserted himself into Louisiana's debate over who should replace Paul Pastorek as state schools superintendent.
Education Funding Obama Tells Memphis Grads Their Success Inspires Him
President Barack Obama hailed the transformation of a once struggling but venerable Memphis, Tenn., high school, telling its graduates: "You inspire me. That's why I'm here."
School & District Management 'Chiefs for Change' Issues Principles for ESEA Revision
A coalition of 10 current and former state schools chiefs unveiled a list of principles last week for revamping the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
School & District Management N.Y. Education Commissioner Brings Charter Background
New York state's next commissioner of education is a 36-year-old former teacher, charter school leader, and deputy education commissioner.
School Climate & Safety 'Green Schools' Benefit Budgets and Students, Report Says
The American Institute of Architects and the Green Building Council detail what local leaders can do to advance the movement for environmentally friendly schools.