District officials are asking the Alabama attorney general for an opinion as to whether the Hoover school board has to release individual employees' payroll records when salary schedules are available and employees object.
A national group that promotes tax-funded, privately operated charter schools, gave Ohio low marks for its state laws and policies allowing the growth of the alternative public schools. Center for Education Reform's report ranked Ohio 28 out of the 42 states and District of Columbia that allow charter schools.
Brooklyn’s once-proud Boys & Girls High School is in bad shape with an under 40 percent graduation rate. To counter Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desire to take over the Bedford-Stuyvesant school, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has chosen to use it to show that the city can fix its troubles without the state takeover Cuomo wants for many schools.
Under a new partnership, when teachers deliver a STAR assessment from Renaissance Learning, results will directly link to a large collection of skill-aligned resources from OpenEd.
A proposed Maine bill would allow school districts to lower the mandatory attendance age from 7 to 5. It gives schools the power to step in on behalf of its youngest students before a truancy pattern develops. But for it to be effective, schools have to collect and monitor real-time data on attendance, so they can identify at-risk students and respond quickly.
A plan by Boston public schools to cut cafeteria costs by reducing the variety and number of offerings is raising concerns among some parents and food service employees. The changes, scheduled to begin next month, affect more than 40 schools with on-site kitchens.
The Kansas Senate voted to replace the existing school funding formula with block grants for the next two years while lawmakers craft a new method for funding schools. The bill is likely to face a challenge in the courts from plaintiffs challenging the adequacy and equality of school funding.
In addition to SafeStop App's current real-time bus locator, predictive arrival times and messaging areas, the new version will include an updated parent portal website.
Hayes Software Systems now offers data integration services between a district’s chosen ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and the company’s own TIPWeb inventory management platform to avoid duplicating data input and provide better data transparency.
Beyond the value of teaching democracy by practicing it and developing leaders by giving them a leadership role, the exclusion of students in districtwide and schoolwide decision-making is pragmatically unsound. Our efforts to educate them would benefit from including the voices of these students.
The Alabama county's board of education has asked a U.S. District Court judge to decide the fate of Gardendale's proposal to form a new school system. The board alleges that its ability to live up to a 50-year-old desegregation order could be hurt if Gardendale splinters off without first paying millions of dollars so new schools could be built for displaced county students.
Cañon City School District has named George Welsh, currently Center School District's superintendent, as its top administrator. He will replace retiring Superintendent Robin Gooldy at the end of the school year.
Linda Goewey has been picked by the New York district as superintendent of schools. She is currently the assistant superintendent of instruction and personnel at the Central Square Central School District, a position she has held for almost five years.
Honeywell and NASA's hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to New Jersey's middle schools this spring. The show is an interactive, traveling hip-hop concert that uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM.
The big debate in the legislature is to what degree they will increase funding for education.