June 5, 2014

June 5th, 2014

Category: News

Local News

Sussex Countian
Indian River School District launches electronic flier management system
The Indian River School District announced the launch of its new Peachjar electronic flier management system on June 2, allowing the district’s schools to send parents electronic fliers instead of paper versions.

National News

Education Week
Taking competency based learning from policy to reality in New Hampshire
A former chairman of the New Hampshire board of education has a new initiative he hopes will help schools institutionalize real-world learning opportunities for students.

S.C. bill requires replacement of standards
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed a bill that requires the state to adopt new content standards for the 2015-16 school year and drop the Common Core State Standards.

Georgia battles to beat Race to the Top head winds
Nearly four years after Georgia pulled into the Race to the Top winner’s circle, the state still has a rocky climb to the education redesign summit initially envisioned in its application for a share of the federal grant jackpot.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Will MOOCs undermine top business schools, or help them
Massive open online courses are not currently cannibalizing tuition-based programs at top business schools, according to an enthusiastic report from the University of Pennsylvania. Rather, MOOCs could become a recruiting tool for tapping new pools of potential students.

The Associated Press
Kansas schools can hire teachers without education degree
The State Board of Education has agreed to allow schools to hire teachers for certain subjects who have expertise but no education degree.

Rodel Foundation of Delaware




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