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Schools get into the start-up game

Jun 25, 2013
It may sound tempting to drop out of school to start your start-up. But it may be even more tempting to stay in.
Posted In: venture, schools, Columbia, VC

In New York, all teachers will be graded

Jun 4, 2013
New York is going to start evaluating teachers in all subject fields, and test results will be part of their performance evaluations. This week, the teachers start getting trained in the new grading system.
Posted In: teachers, New York, schools

Men with guns in schools: Resource officers

Mar 14, 2013
One popular response to the school massacre in Connecticut was a call to put armed guards in all schools. Thousands of schools already have them.
Posted In: guns, schools, safety, school security

Rebuilding our schools, literally

Mar 12, 2013
A report from the U.S. Green Buildings Council, supported by former President Bill Clinton and the PTA, details scary estimates of how much it would cost to upgrade public schools in this country.
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How much money does a closed school save?

Mar 8, 2013
Last night, the city of Philadelphia approved efforts to close 23 public schools, about 10 percent of the city’s total, because they are underused and the city says they costs too much to keep up. The closures are part of a national trend brought on by more kids going to private and charter schools and public budget cuts.
Posted In: Philadelphia, schools, Education

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains

Missouri teachers sue to end ban on private messaging to students

Aug 22, 2011
The Missouri State Teachers Association has filed suit to block parts of a law signed last month by Governor Jay Nixon. The bill was designed to...
Posted In: Education, Facebook, schools, teachers, Twitter

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