Educational Gifts for Kids

Still need holiday gifts ideas for the children in your life? Most families welcome passes to museums, zoos, and aquariums, or gift cards or money towards lessons and activities. If you are looking for toys, check out some of the following links for inspiration. Parents’ Choice Holiday Gift Guide The nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to…

Innovation at Stanton School: Teachers Working Hard to Make New Model in Norwich a Success

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman witnessed positive changes happening at Stanton Elementary School in Norwich today—changes that are part of Stanton’s Turnaround Plan in the new Commissioner’s Network—a group of the state’s lowest performing schools receiving new resources and tools to help improve student achievement. Malloy and Wyman were joined by…

Your School’s Local Tax Dollars Going Out of District: A Possibility?

Idea and others up for public comment October 18 and 25 A Brown University professor described as “a little radical” the school funding formula he helped Rhode Island develop. Professor Kenneth Wong said the Rhode Island formula, which includes “money follows the child,” treats charter schools and neighborhood public schools as “entities” that provide educational…

Scores Are a Tribute to Hard Work, but Federal Standards Dictate Even More

Continuous improvement is the mantra of today’s classrooms.  Even when you’re trying your hardest and doing your best, the drumbeat of NCLB keeps reminding you, there’s even more to do.  That’s the case with today’s release connected with federal NCLB standards of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).  The State Department of Education issued a press release…

Arts in Education Week

On July 26, 2010, the U. S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as Arts in Education Week.  The week promotes and showcases the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college- and career-ready students. The resolution states: “Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines…