It’s time we fully recognize that regular public schools are shouldering the heavy burden of educating special education, minority and low-income student populations. And it’s past time that funding for Idaho charter schools be withheld until they can demonstrate they are following the law.
House leaders threw in the towel on efforts to fix the state’s troubled school finance system with time running out in the legislative session and a lack of interest in the Senate in addressing the problem.
Recently proposed reforms to Ohio's charter schools would require each online school to keep an accurate record of the number of hours each student is actively participating in learning opportunities. Online school officials say tracking students every hour would be nearly impossible.
Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes has been hired for the top leadership position for Alabama's Russellville City Schools. He has served in his current position since 2009.
Under a new agreement with Dell, Absolute Software Corporation's Persistence technology will be embedded in the firmware of Android-powered Dell mobile devices for security and data risk management.
Swivl Robot can be used in conjunction with educators' mobile devices to capture classroom videos of their instructional practices, which can then be uploaded to the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform to receive feedback and share best practices.
Although the two are on opposite sides in next week's Los Angeles school board elections, both the charter-school backers and the teachers union view the school district's ill-fated and expensive effort to provide iPads to all students as key to victory.
The House voted for a bill that would allow a minimum of two fundraising activities each week that don’t meet federal nutrition guidelines. While states can set the number of fundraisers school districts can have that don’t meet the guidelines, the Michigan Department of Education had decided not to allow any.
The Texas school district has allocated $283.6 million of the total for new construction. The main growth projects in the bond include its fifth high school, 10th intermediate school, a new elementary school and an early childhood education center.
A successful career does not a great teacher make, and it’s reasonable to require professional development work for those without traditional college qualifications. But rather than ruling them categorically unqualified, if they can’t cut it as teachers, allow them to be fired, as would happen in any other profession.
Changes for Detroit Public Schools include a new K12 International Baccalaureate program, a high school program expansion, and a new honors “school-within-a-school,” among other programs.
State lawmakers say they have heard the opposition against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut state funding for public schools by $150 a student. And they plan to put the money back in the budget through two different channels of funding.
The Pennsylvania school district is considering outsourcing its health services as a way to expand medical services—a move that might mean privatizing jobs held by unionized school nurses.
Pulaski County Special School District voters defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.
The State Board of Education agreed to implement a survey that asks students about drug use, sexual habits, and other health issues, ending months of controversy that centered on the voluntary nature of the biennial questionnaire.