A sharply divided Michigan legislature voted to create a new, debt-free school district in Detroit. If signed by the governor, the legislative package would strip the existing Detroit Public Schools of their educational responsibilities and transform the district into a vehicle for paying off $500 million in debt that has sapped classroom funding.
Schools serving thousands of the city’s highest-need students will get public report cards, after being left out of the first two rounds of annual reports. They will, for the first time, include transfer schools, schools that serve students with more severe disabilities, and those that offer evening classes for high school students who are behind in credits.
Susan Hayward is the next superintendent of the Washington Local School District. Hayward comes from the Beavercreek City School district, where she served, most recently, as assistant superintendent.
Four new projector lines are equipped with short-throw lenses, embedded storage and powerful brightness. The InFocus LightCast technology allows native casting to wirelessly display content and enable anyone to cast content from their own device.
When it comes to getting your kids back on a school sleep schedule, you may also need a new routine. Last year's schedule may not work, because for kids and sleep, age matters. And it's not only the amount of sleep needed that changes with age; it's also the pattern of sleep stages that occur during the night.
Renovations at Washington, D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts were initially estimated at $71 million, but over a period of three years, that price grew to more than $178 million. A new report made significant errors in planning the renovations, such as missing deadlines, underestimating costs, and failing to consider cheaper locations.
Alexandria Community School Corp.'s next superintendent will be Melissa G. Brisco. She was previously assistant superintendent and chief academic officer for Wabash County Schools and Wabash City Schools. Brisco will succeed Alice Johnson, who has led the school system for the past six years.
VIF will enhance offerings by adopting New Global Citizens’ after-school and community-based programs and curricular resources to expand educator reach and student engagement beyond the classroom.
High levels of lead have been found in water at an additional 11 Chicago elementary schools, with results from tests at other buildings yet to come in. The district expanded lead testing to all of its 600-plus schools after a pilot effort begun in April found that multiple fountains at an elementary school spouted water that contained high lead levels.
The state Board of Education put the final touches on a program that will give individual letter grades to each public school in the state beginning this fall. The program will grade schools on an A-F Accountability System, adjusting a point structure based primarily on student achievement.
The BrightLink Pro All-in-One Interactive Display comes equipped with a Da-Lite IDEA screen and the BrightLink Pro All-in-One Interactive Table comes with a motorized surface to simplify the way people work and collaborate together.
Children who are involved with the arts tend to have higher self-esteem, confidence, discipline and emotional intelligence. While the arts are being cut in some of our local school districts, many medical schools are starting to increase arts in their curricula, in what is becoming a national medical humanities movement.
Seventeen New Jersey schools in low-income areas and with high academic performance or substantial student progress will receive $50,000 federal grants. The federal Title I grants will go to a mix of charter schools, technical schools and traditional public schools.
Andrew Cantwell, who currently serves as Ojai USD's assistant superintendent of business services, will replace retiring Superintendent Hank Bangser. Cantwell joined the district in 2015 and previously worked as a financial services manager and director of classified human resources for the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
Ambition should be viewed differently in education than we do in business. If the best teachers always move into administrative positions and away from the classroom, their expertise and drive goes with them. The business-ification of education is causing us to forget the harm of our career decisions on our field's focus: students.