New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has announced that she will resign at the end of August.
The state's first woman education commissioner, Elia submitted an unexpected resignation letter to the Board of Regents on Monday morning.
Early in the 2019 legislative session, New York state passed a law that would make state-administered standardized testing: optional; not required for teacher evaluations; and prohibited from inclusion on students’ permanent records.
While the latest New York state budget increases education funding by $1 billion, advocacy groups are criticizing a failure to adequately ensure equitable education funding across all school districts.
A University of Hartford student accused of stabbing two classmates while they filmed a movie in a campus dorm Sunday, first told police he was not acting and was "curious what it would be like to stab someone" but later told police he was acting and his emotions got the best of him, a police report says.
Islamic State children were taught with textbooks that glorified the group's fighters and their "conquests," trained to use small firearms and grenades and provided intense religious studies based on extremist interpretations of Sunni Islam. Educators must now figure out how to make a dent on youngsters who were systematically radicalized and militarized in all the territories Islamic State controlled, which, at its zenith, encompassed a third of Syria and Iraq each.
Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they just don't get them.
Linguists and computer scientists say this is something to consider on April Fools' Day: Humor is what makes humans special. When people try to teach machines what's funny, the results are at times laughable but not quite in the way intended.
Damion Lester Jr. lives with his grandparents near Watts in Vermont Vista, which ranks third in violent crime among more than 200 L.A. neighborhoods mapped by the Los Angeles Times. The median household income in the predominantly black and Latino neighborhood is $31,000. Only 6 percent of adults have four-year college degrees.
The high school student aims to beat those odds. He will graduate as class valedictorian in June — and if he can scrape together enough financial aid, he will be the first in his family to attend college.