Local school boards bear the ultimate responsibility for all spending on public education. Charter schools shouldn't operate without input from those paying the bills. Local, elected school boards deserve to retain their ability to evaluate and authorize how students receive education—in charter schools or in their own.
School is out, but a busy summer is underway for the Missoula Public School District. Sixteen construction projects costing $30 million are currently taking place at the Montana district's schools, including a deconstruction, remodeling and more.
In an effort to curtail the increasing number of arm injuries to young pitchers, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced a rule change altering the pitching restriction policy for high school baseball from an inning limit to a certain number of pitches.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is convening a bipartisan panel to propose an overhaul of the way Illinois distributes money to local school districts. The group will be assigned to produce recommendations for an overhaul of the funding formula by February, which should provide time for the General Assembly to take up the issue during its spring session.
The Flipped Learning Network is transitioning its organizational structure from an events and training company to a community-driven, facilitated network with continual professional development opportunities.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing Mississippi over how it is funding charter schools, describing it as a unconstitutional scheme that diverts public tax dollars from traditional public schools. The lawsuit calls for the court to strike down the funding provisions of the Mississippi Charter School Act.
The lack of interest in voting and lack of knowledge about our government is astounding. A part of the problem goes to back to high school civics—or the lack of it. Time was when civics was a big deal and lasted an entire semester. Now, the subject gets only a half semester with the other half the term going to economics.
Bb Planner is a mobile student planning tool that enables students to explore degrees and careers and understand the financial, academic and career implications. Designed to complement Bb Planner, Blackboard Advise is a web-based advising tool offering insight into student plans and predictive analytics to help identify at-risk students.
The State Education Department released a draft list of 20 guiding principles for their new evaluation of schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The accountability system is shifting its test score focus to also look at how well schools' graduates do after they leave and increases in advanced and specialized courses.
While schools tend to treat academics and discipline as two siloed areas, in reality the boundaries are more porous. Educators working to transform their instructional approaches might be simultaneously undermining the message that they believe kids can solve problems, learn from mistakes and be productive every time a behavior issues arises.
In its first response to a funding lawsuit filed last year by Shelby County Schools, the state is denying that its funding model is the cause of financial struggles faced by Tennessee’s largest school district. The filing marks the next step in a legal process expected to take years.
Wyoming high school students will now be able to pass a course assessment in lieu of receiving a passing grade as part of a number of changes the State Board of Education has made to graduation requirements.
Live Music Tutor, an online music platform that streams music lessons between instructors and students, completed a collaboration with the School District of Osceola County. The pilot program assess the effectiveness of online, interactive master classes and individual lessons to students in the Florida district's string programs.
Schools will start reporting more data than ever before as the state merges with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act education accountability system. The additions include graduation rates, performance on tests, college and career readiness, and English language proficiency.
Indiana’s largest teachers’ union says legislators should look at all school staff as they take steps to reduce sexual misconduct in schools. The legislature created the committee after a recent string of high-profile sexual misconduct cases involving school staff.