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Holt Elementary partners with VIF to bring global education to students
Broadwayworld.com Geeks News Desk

VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Tuesday that Holt Elementary, a year-round language academy magnet school in Durham, North Carolina has selected VIF's Passport program to bring globally themed p... Read more

December 16, 2014

Jones-Farrar Magnet School in Freeport encourages inquiring minds
Journalstandard.com indy Scott Day

    FREEPORT — When Jones-Farrar became a K-4 magnet in 2010, officials entertained many ideas for what kind of school would benefit the community. Eventually, the International Baccalaureate World School learning model was chosen because it’s an inq... Read more

December 16, 2014

Free lunch pilot program lets districts feed everyone at high-poverty schools
Omaha.com Erin Duffy

Omaha Public Schools officials hope a new free lunch pilot program being launched in six schools will speed up lunch lines, cut paperwork and fill more rumbling tummies. Starting Jan. 20, six high-poverty schools in north Omaha will start serving free meals to all ... Read more

December 15, 2014

One laptop per student at Stone Middle School
Floridatoday.com Mackenzie Ryan

By sometime next month, more than 900 laptops will be in use within classrooms at Stone Magnet Middle School. The Melbourne school is rolling out a "one-to-one computing" initiative, where each student receives a computer to use,thanks to a federal grant ... Read more

December 14, 2014

Students at Gateway Elementary aim for new school ties
Stltoday.com Elisa Crouch

ST. LOUIS • There’s a ritual to the morning in Jim Triplett’s fifth-grade classroom — a class of all boys at Gateway Elementary School. The fifth-graders greet their teacher and shake his hand. They sharpen their pencils. And then they put on their ties. Striped... Read more

December 14, 2014

Danville schools start violin program
Champaign News Gazette Daniel McGee

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — First graders at Cannon and Northeast Magnet schools in Danville are learning reading, writing and — starting in January — violin. That's when the school district will launch a violin pilot program for the schools' first-grade classes. &quo... Read more

December 12, 2014

Elfapalooza event in downtown Mobile misses Guinness World Record but promises another try next year
Al.com Michael Dumas

MOBILE, Alabama -- Hey, we didn't get the overall record, but we beat the one that was tops when we planned the whole shebang. That was the word from the organizers of "Elfapalooza" in Bienville Square on Friday night, after it was announced that although... Read more

December 12, 2014

Little Shasta Elementary – an agriculture magnet school
Siskiyoudaily.com Heather Moyer

A lot of people might be wondering, “What makes a magnet school any better than a regular school?” First of all, let me start by giving an overview of our program:         Our primary objective is to improve student achievem... Read more

December 12, 2014

Desert View machining program wins honor
Tucson.com Staff Reporter

The precision manufacturing program at Desert View High School has been added to the M-List, a prestigious listing of manufacturing-related education programs recognized by The Manufacturing Institute. The Desert View program is led by instructor Cesar Gutierrez and ... Read more

December 9, 2014

Austin-East Magnet High School film earns Emmy nomination
Local8now.com Staff Reporter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A film produced at Austin-East Magnet High School has earned a regional Emmy® Award nomination through the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Midsouth Chapter organization. The film promotes the performing arts program at the schoo... Read more

December 9, 2014
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