The New Jersey city's school board will vote to approve a budget proposal for next school year that calls for the elimination of more than 220 positions to help close a $17.3 million budget gap for the 2015-16 school year.
LocknCharge launched four new products for schools to safely store, charge and sync mobile devices in locked steel carts or stations at schools.
Gryphon House, Inc.'s new activity book, “Getting to the Heart of Learning: Social-Emotional Skills across the Early Childhood Curriculum” by Ellen Booth Church, offers activities designed to connect social-emotional learning to the classroom curriculum with child-development tips, guidelines and support information for teachers.
A group of parents went before the Seattle Public School Board of Directors about the lack of action on school lunch and recess time. Since the beginning of the school year, parents and a collection of students have complained both times routinely fall well short of district guidelines of 20 minutes.
Los Angeles teachers and school district administrators are doing battle once again after 18 rounds of contract negotiations. Given the potential long-term impact of any settlement, it is a shame that a major stakeholder can't be at the negotiating table. Namely, college graduates considering whether to pursue a teaching career.
Dearborn school Superintendent Brian Whiston, the 2014 Michigan Superintendent of the Year, has been offered the position of state school superintendent. Whiston has been selected to replace Superintendent Michael Flanagan, who is retiring.
Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his administration’s efforts to fix New York City’s troubled schools, describing those efforts as a cross between a war and a policing operation. The mayor's newly aggressive language comes as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is pushing an alternative vision for dealing with the city’s struggling schools that clashes with the mayor’s and chancellor’s philosophy.
Results from the new Smarter Balanced Assessment standardized test for Oregon students will not be used this year in compiling school report cards or teacher evaluations under a bill that has cleared the Oregon House.
Massachusetts' well-intentioned Open Meeting Law, with its strict provisions for conducting public business with the greatest possible transparency, generally serves the public sector well. However, it does, unintentionally, create problems in attracting top superintendent candidates to a process in which they are required to make their candidacies public.
Gustavo Balderas is the Eugene School Board’s unanimous choice to lead the district. Currently the superintendent of Huntington Beach's district in California, Balderas will take over for Sheldon Berman, who asked to leave the Eugene district after this school year.
Cybrary has launched a new education training platform designed to help K12 and higher education educators plan, manage and monitor IT and cybersecurity curriculums.
The new edition of Building Blocks includes 50 percent more games, increased support through grade 8 based on Common Core and state standards and iPad accessibility. The supplemental math program uses games, adaptive learning technology and personalized lessons to improve student math skills.
With new additions, a bill designed to improve Ohio’s charter-school laws would require charter-school operator contracts and the names of school-board members to be posted online for public view. It would alos require charter-school boards and administrative staff to undergo annual public-records and open-meetings training.
The free educational program shows students the essentials of becoming successful micro-entrepreneurs and how to benefit local communities. In five curriculum modules, students learn about business basics, micro-enterprises, business plans, finance and marketing.
School districts would have to share local school construction and maintenance money with charter schools, according to a proposed amendment. It would require half of the money raised by an optional local property tax to be split between charter and traditional schools on a per-student basis.