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Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 6:35pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Prince George’s Board of Education member wants external audit of special ed

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 2:55pm
Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Education is key to climate adaptation

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 11:18am
( International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis ) According to new IIASA research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.

Yukon education minister defends education supports

Yahoo Education - November 27, 2014 - 10:22am
Yukon Education Minister Elaine Taylor is defending her department's treatment of children with special needs. Earlier this week, a Whitehorse father said his 9-year-old autistic daughter is not getting the help she needs at Jack Hulland Elementary School.

Education Minister acknowledges work of sector groups

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 5:38pm
Education Minister Hekia Parata has acknowledged the work and commitment of groups across the education system to help lift educational achievement for all students.

DepEd, Save the Children ‘ensure education for all’

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 4:00pm
The Department of Education (DepEd) recently inked a partnership with children’s rights organization Save the Children to ensure the implementation of various education programs across the country. DepEd said the partnership covers programs in early childhood education, basic education, literacy and mother tongue-based multilingual education, school health and nutrition, child protection ...

Capella Education Shows Strength as Enrollment Rebounds

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 11:20am
On Nov 20, 2014, we issued an updated research report on Capella Education Company (CPLA).

'Fewer adults in higher education'

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 10:38am
The number of adults in further education in England fell after some were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.

Oklahoma fights back after feds pull education funding over Common Core

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 7:07am
Oklahoma is taking on Washington after federal officials nixed waivers of education requirements that would cost the Sooner State as much as $165 million - all as a result of Oklahoma opting out of Common Core.

Higher Education Affordability Act Reauthorization Underscores Uncertainty of College Financing

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 6:17am
NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) - In 2015, the Senate HELP Committee will have deal with the over-due reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) won't be among those involved in any of the decisions.

Business Education Faces a Challenging and Disruptive Future, Finds Global Research

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 5:15am
Traditional business education models are being disrupted by technology, the introduction of MOOCs, market competition, university fees and increasingly demanding employer and employee needs, finds a wide-ranging ...

Business Education Faces a Challenging and Disruptive Future, Finds Global Research

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 5:00am
Traditional business education models are being disrupted by technology, the introduction of MOOCs, market competition, university fees and increasingly demanding employer and employee needs, finds a wide-ranging ...

Why China Distance Education Holdings Isn't Done Growing Earnings Yet

Yahoo Education - November 26, 2014 - 2:52am
China Distance Education Holdings is a fast growing stock that is still seeing plenty of opportunities on the horizon and has double digit earnings growth prospect

6 apps to build algebra skills

Ed-Tech Insider - November 25, 2014 - 10:00pm
These algebra tools could become students’ go-to resources

algebra-skillsMany students begin school with a love of math, but stumble when they reach algebra. With the increasing prevalence of mobile learning, though, on-demand apps and resources can help students stay on top of their algebra lessons.

Here, we’ve gathered a handful of algebra apps summarized on APPitic.com, an app resource site with more than 6,000 apps in more than 300 subcategories.

[Editor’s note: eSchool News has not reviewed these apps, which were originally curated by Apple Distinguished Educators, but has selected some that may help you meet your instructional needs.]

1. Factor Race, $0.99
Begin at the starting gate with a race car. Move around the track to the finish line as you factor equations correctly. When you complete each level you earn a better race car. Ready, Get it correct, Zoooooommmm!

Factor Race is a game where the player must identify the binomial factors of trinomial equations For example, factoring x2+x-2 into (x-1)(x+2). The game uses logic to develop cognitive math skills. The touch mechanic of the game engages children in a hand-on learning process, implementing kinesthetic learning. The game incorporates mathematical problems attuned to binomial and trinomial factoring, based upon problems from textbook materials.

(Next page: Five more algebra apps)

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