Kidd Valley's Teacher of the year will receive $1,000 Gift Certificate for class supplies in recognition of the 10th annual contest. The student who nominated them will win a Kidd Valley Burger Party and an admission ticket to Imagine Children's Museum for their class. Open to WA State students 14 and younger. Nominate your teacher here.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the release of A Nation at Risk by the National Commission on Excellence in Education formed by U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell. The landmark report declared that "the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." Pointing to what it said were flagging test scores, diluted curricula, and weak teacher-preparation programs, among other issues, A Nation at Risk argued that an "incoherent, outdated patchwork quilt" of instruction was creating a culture of passive learning in which students could advance with minimum effort. Find out more here
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Please consider being a presenter at this exciting regional conference:
2013 NW eLearning Conference - October 10-11, 2013, Spokane WA
Where teaching, learning & tech converge.
Join us in Spokane WA for the 8th annual Northwest eLearning Conference. This year's conference is hosted by Eastern Washington University, and will be held at the Red Lion at the Park in beautiful downtown Spokane.
The call for proposals is now open! Topic Strands:
- Collaboration of Faculty, Staff and Administration
- Best Practices in eLearning
- Retention/Student Engagement
- Emerging Trends in eLearning
Submit a Proposal Now. (Due by: May 30, 2013)
NW eLearning Conference is a unique, cost-effective opportunity for faculty, administrators and instructional designers to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations and ideas in integrating technology in learning.
Mark the date and register for NW eLearning 2013 today!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Seattle’s First AME Child Development Center and United Indians of All Tribes Foundation have forfeited their ongoing federal Head Start grants after failing to meet performance benchmarks. Find out more here
Friday, April 12, 2013
Struggling students face longest oddsIn many schools in the United States, students struggling the most in mathematics at the start of high school have the worst odds of getting a qualified teacher in the subject, new research finds. Find out more here
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
President Barack Obama's budget unveiled today proposes new money for a big expansion of prekindergarten programs, a new competitive-grant program for high school improvement, a new Race to the Top competition focused on higher education—and level funding for the two formula grants school districts depend on most: Title I grants for disadvantaged students and special education. Read more here