The school system's CEO recommended that the school board vote to close five schools at the end of this school year.
School superintendents across the state are once again asking the state to not release school grades for the past school year. Leaders said results from the Florida Standards Assessment are not an accurate reflection of the hard work of students and teachers and do not show learning gains.
Legislative leaders and the governor’s office have tentatively agreed to a framework for an end to the impasse that has delayed the Pennsylvania state budget more than four months. Although the proposals include increases in education funding, the amount is still under discussion.
zSpace unveiled an expanded software offering for its all-in-one desktop virtual reality solution, zSpace for Education. The hardware and software platforms include more than 250 STEAM lesson plans and activities that allow students to manipulate virtual, 3D objects ranging from building circuitry to experimenting with gravity.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has been shedding school librarians faster than any district in North Carolina over the past five years. This year, 31 of the district’s 168 schools have libraries led by staffers other than media specialists, who have master’s degrees and specialized training to run libraries.
Increasing funding through the Testing Action Plan is important to ensure all school districts have the opportunity to retool their evaluation systems. However, education policymakers should be diligent in ensuring that testing is necessary, purposeful and avoids redundancy and that it allows teachers more freedom with curricula.
The state Educational Conference Board—a coalition of organizations representing various school interests—gathered to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to increase state school spending by $2.2 billion next year.
Sworkit, a fitness app for adults on Android and iOS, has launched Sworkit Kids, a new free fitness app featuring short exercise videos demonstrated by kids for kids with customizable workouts focused on strength, agility and flexibility.
The premium version of Edulastic's software platform enables school and district administrators to easily create common assessments, share them with teachers and track student progress.
A state law means 75 percent of children are denied a free preschool-like year of public education granted to their peers because of their birth month. The relatively new transitional kindergarten program, urged by kindergarten teachers across the state, was a way to address the increasingly academic nature of kindergarten and the developmental maturity it required. But does the program discriminate?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is endorsing three-point seat belts on school buses for the first time. In the past, it has suggested that retrofitting school buses with seat belts was a costly proposition and that buses, sans seat belts, were safe.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress' results show there were no significant changes in the achievement gap for reading between white students and their black and Hispanic peers. Yet per pupil spending has never been higher and much has been done to try to raise accountability and transparency in the public school system.
Ishpeming Public Schools's board of education approved the contract for Carrie Meyer to be the new superintendent. Currently the superintendent for L’Anse Area Schools, Meyer will begin her new position at the end of the month.
Atlanta’s high school graduation rate reached 72 percent this year, up 12 percentage points from last year, according to new state data. Georgia’s statewide graduation rate rose too, rising six percentage points to 79 percent.
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.