The U.S. Department of Education is requesting applications from private and public educational organizations to measure the effectiveness of preschool education. The program aims to improve preschool curricula through research-based teaching.
The New York State Board of Regents yesterday proposed cutting state funding to wealthier districts by 5% to 15% and reallocate it to poorer districts. The board said it would lift restrictions on spending for school districts to allay potential opposition from districts that would lose funding.
Kirsten Adelman, a sixth-grade teacher at St. Augustine's in Baltimore, is expected to carry the Olympic torch tomorrow. Adelman, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and has been undergoing chemotherapy, hopes to return to teaching next fall.
Medtronic acquired on Dec. 19 Endonetics, a small medical device company that has developed technologies to diagnose and treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The acquisition gives Medtronic one commercial product and a second potential product to add to its product portfolio.