Industry News

11/3/2014

11/3/2014

Regarding funding of Philadelphia schools, there’s no longer a middle ground. All evidence points to a funding plan that basically constitutes a human rights crime. Outrage is the only justifiable response. Anyone who cares about real school improvement should back the students, parents and teachers in Philadelphia and other communities under the privatization assault.

11/3/2014

State lawmakers said they were shocked to learn how much California's school superintendents are being paid and how auxiliary benefits are becoming increasingly popular. Some are suggesting a formula that considers a district's factors, including cost of living, to help tamper rising pay and perks.

11/3/2014

The campaign for California’s non-partisan superintendent of public instruction is about much more than which Democrat will be elected the state’s chief school officer. It is a campaign to reform the state’s broken public school system and shake up the dysfunctional status quo that has fueled a race to the bottom for California’s public schools.

11/3/2014

The United Way of Central Maryland unveiled the organization’s first school-based family support center for teen parents. The center offers parenting classes, job readiness and financial education to the teens. It’s the first of its kind in Baltimore City's schools.

11/3/2014

Armed with new legal authority to go after charter schools, Comptroller Scott Stringer will probe the balance sheets of New York City’s largest charter school network and three other charter schools.

11/3/2014

Districts who use Peachjar will now have the ability to use their mobile apps, powered by ParentLink, to provide streamlined eflyer distribution to parents.

11/3/2014

Researchomatic updated its theses and dissertations section with new research-based topics on more than 1000 subject areas, including medical school, economics and nature.

11/3/2014

State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school districts. In Oklahoma, per pupil spending fell by nearly 24 percent, the largest decline nationwide.

11/3/2014

To the surprise of a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, the local school board president has requested that the paper remove her from the education beat and replace her with someone less biased. It's not an isolated problem. Even if a newspaper had a fleet of education reporters, the district has no right to dictate coverage.

11/3/2014

As difficult as state funding cuts are for public school districts in Wisconsin's largest cities, they are doubly painful in small rural communities. Coupled with increased spending on private school vouchers, state aid reductions in recent years have crippled their small systems and forced them to slash programs and services.

11/3/2014

SkillsUSA is welcoming middle-school members into the national organization for the first time starting with the current school year. Middle-school students will now be eligible to join local SkillsUSA chapters in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

10/31/2014

10/31/2014

For many small towns in Indiana, a school isn't just a center of learning but also the center of the community. Falling enrollment and changes in the way schools can finance their operations are forcing superintendents to make hard choices, including facing school system closures.

10/31/2014

An NBC Chicago survey revealed over a dozen Chicago area schools were using lower-rated helmets, which were considered either “marginal” or “not recommended” in a Virginia Tech University study and rating of football helmets.

10/31/2014

The staff at Gunning Bedford Middle School has been given hand-held whiteboards that double as bulletproof shields in case of a school shooting. The equipment has been placed in the school as part of a pilot program created by two Delaware state senators.

10/31/2014

The Indianapolis Public School Board reversed course this week and dumped a contract with a national teacher program, which it approved just a week ago, by a 4-1 vote, as board members accused each other of playing politics.

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