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 KnowRe for Schools iPad app is an adaptive learning program that helps middle and high school math students build critical foundational math skills.
Pennsylvania's Departments of Health and Education are proposing shortening a provisional period at the start of the school year for children to get all their required vaccines from eight months down to five days. There are currently 14 vaccines required for school children.
Confrontations between armed police officers and students in schools are becoming more frequent and more high-profile because of both cell phones and social media. These incidents, youth-rights activists and federal officials argue, show that the school resource officers lack the proper training needed to interact effectively with children.
We say we want students to attain higher standards, but we have no idea what it costs to get them there. Instead, schools are having to increase class sizes while decreasing the number of instructional days and using outmoded instructional tools.
After an extensive search process following the retirement of former Superintendent Donna Fountain, the Hannibal Central School District Board of Education appointed Christopher Staats as its new superintendent. Staats is currently the assistant superintendent for instruction in the Rome City School District.
School officials will be offered special training following several threats that have shut down or caused evacuations at public schools in Kentucky. A retired captain from the state police and a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives official will help with the workshops in four regions of the state.
The growth of Rowan University's two medical schools has inspired the Glassboro Board of Education to pursue creating a biomedical academy for high school students seeking a career in healthcare. It would act as an extension of the district's current STEM Academy and Fine and Performing Arts Academy.
Based on its 1500 cam lock, the new KitLock 1550 SMART is a multi-purpose, multi-functional electronic digital lock that makes it faster and easier for operators to manage and control access to large numbers of lockers, cabinets or enclosures.
Joe F. Young, a deputy superintendent at Corsicana ISD where he has been since 2008, has been named as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent for Brownwood ISD in Texas.
A new lawsuit accuses the state of failing to provide an adequate education to poor and minority students in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The plaintiffs say the state approved policies that have created schools with disproportionate numbers of poor, minority students. Children in those schools vastly underperform academically compared to those in integrated schools.
Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign an important teacher evaluation bill into law. That marks the end of a four-year struggle to put into place a tough, results-oriented system of rating teacher performance that focuses on how much kids actually learn. It’s a big step toward improving Michigan schools.
digitalACE is an iPad-based application featuring Carnegie Learning’s core mathematics content for grades 6–12. With the interactive application, teachers can also access all middle school and core high school lesson content regardless of the grade level they are teaching.