Because of the widely variable health of local property tax bases, there are wide disparities in the quality of facilities, teacher compensation, benefits and spending-per-student—even though the state subsidy system is weighted toward low-income districts.
Teachers and special education assistants with Minneapolis Public Schools are looking for ways to address student behavior and safety in schools across the district. In October, Minneapolis Public Schools banned suspensions for nonviolent behavior for preschool through fifth grade.
The Broward State Attorney’s Office this week blasted the Broward school system for failing to fix its flawed building department despite repeated pledges by school board members and the superintendent that the construction and management problems had been eliminated.
Inspired by Discovery Channel’s Racing Extinction documentary, Discovery Education has partnered with Vulcan Productions to offer digital resources and interactive experiences supporting science instruction and fostering classroom discussions on biodiversity, endangered species and related topics.
Literacy traditionally includes reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. But children growing up in a world of information overload need to be able to “read” and analyze information presented in a variety of formats—from videos to images to multimedia texts.
Ohio legislators plan to tackle the debate of Pay-to-Participate fees for children wanting to participate in school activities. After a series of public hearings, they’ll decide if the fees should be slashed or eliminated altogether.
While today's political discourse often seems hopelessly steeped in gridlock, sometimes an idea comes along that's so worthwhile that it transcends political divides. Giving more students the opportunity to learn from excellent teachers should be a top priority for policymakers, as it has the potential to spur dramatic improvements in student outcomes.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System is on the hunt to find more people to sign up as mentors for the state's last-dollar scholarship program — Tennessee Promise — before the sign-up deadline.
netTrekker and icurio subscribers now have access to improved read aloud and dictionary tools, including faster, speech-responsive text highlighting, an integrated dictionary in the read aloud tool bar, a picture dictionary and text translation.
With more than 9,890 public schools serving more than 6.3 million students across California, schools consume large amounts of resources and generate large amounts of solid waste. We need to make sure they know what is at stake if we do not increase our recycling rates and divert additional waste from the landfills.
Program and service cutbacks are likely coming to Fairfax County Public Schools after the Budget Task Force recommended dozens of changes to close a $72 million budget shortfall for the 2016-17 school year. In both proposed scenarios—which included either $50 million or 75 million in cuts—class sizes would increase at every level.
Lamar Middle School officials in Austin are considering freezing student transfers next year after the school has seen a surge in students over the last five years. Since the school became a middle school fine arts academy in 2012, enrollment has skyrocketed from 549 in 2011 to 971 this year.
Teton County School District is partnering with PublicSchoolWORKS to use its’ EmployeeSafe and StudentWatch suites to document and track all staff and student safety concerns for easy compliance and trend reporting.
Moapa Valley residents, frustrated with a perceived lack of representation on the Clark County School Board, hope to persuade state lawmakers to create an independent school precinct within the rural community as debate continues over how best to reorganize the nation's fifth-largest school system.
The school system's CEO recommended that the school board vote to close five schools at the end of this school year.