Even as schools celebrate successful bonds and overrides, there's frustration over why they were necessary in the first place. The local ballot box, some education advocates said, is no substitute for an overarching, statewide financing mechanism.
State Superintendent Richard Ross says he decided months ago to retire over the summer, but delayed his plans because of the controversy over his department's illegal charter school data-rigging. He has now officially announced that he will retire as superintendent at the end of this year.
In his third year serving as the head of the Illinois district, Superintendent Mike Roberts will officially retire at the end of the school year when his contract expires. This marks Roberts’ 22nd year with District 156 after having previously served as a dean, assistant principal and then principal, all at McHenry High School West.
Hundreds of naked photos were exchanged by students, prompting a felony investigation by police and the forfeiture of a football game because many players have been implicated in the scandal. Police are also investigating if any underage students were coerced and whether any adults were involved.
Continuing through June 2018, the Rowan-Salisbury School System will implement Achieve3000’s literacy solutions districtwide. Included with the solutions are instructional resources and professional development for educators, a real-time data dashboard for administrators, and home support for parents and guardians.
Most standardized tests are based on rote memorization rather than learning broader trends, developing critical thinking skills and creating class discussion. These are the traits that are valuable in college. Colleges care less that you know Abraham Lincoln got rid of slavery if you can’t place the Emancipation Proclamation in the greater context of history.
The issue didn't start with Common Core and "big" standardized testing, but those conjoined twins have made things worse. When you try to make a complicated idea something you can assess at scale, you do damage. When you write a standard specifically so that you can test it at scale, you break it entirely.
The State Department of Revenue heard over an hour of testimony over its controversial proposed new rule. It says a new tax credit scholarship program cannot be used to benefit religious-affiliated schools.
What has received far less attention is the role of disruptive students in schools. It would be wonderful if we could develop ways to educate all students, despite whatever kinds of attitudes and behavior they had. But how many generations of other youngsters are we prepared to sacrifice to this hope?
The South Carolina Supreme Court gave lawmakers at least an extra four months to come up with a plan to fix how the state pays for schools in poorer, more rural districts. The original order had a February deadline.
The four privately run charter school campuses will be closed after this school year because of poor academic performance. The closings would have to be approved by the Chicago Board of Education, which last month gave its assent to a new method for putting underperforming charters on an academic warning list.
Many LAUSD teachers say their classrooms are reeling from unruly students who are escaping consequences following the district's restorative justice plan implementation. The teachers blame the district for failing to provide the staff and training needed to effectively shift to the new approach—and their complaints are backed up by Superintendent Ramon Cortines.
Follett School Solutions is the new, exclusive worldwide distributor for International Baccalaureate (IB) publishing products, formerly available at the IB’s online store. Follett will now have exclusive access to IB materials and merchandise and content from IB publishers.
New diploma requirements for Indiana’s high school graduates continue to be molded before earning final approval. The Indiana State Board of Education referred the new diploma requirement proposal to a new task force clarify some requirements, including providing an impact study on the effect the proposed changes would have on local school budgets and operations.
The Clark County School Board voted to consider expanding middle and high school sex education to include topics like sexual orientation and gender identity. Opposition from a parent group has been pitted against current and former students, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada calling for curriculum updates.