A new report on California’s foster youth revealed serious issues with the local school district and state systems of support for this particularly under-performing group of students. The SRI Education and J. Koppich and Associates' report also found that California lacks a comprehensive data system to track foster youth.
The Logan City School Board named Frank Schofield as the new superintendent of the Logan City School District. He will replace retiring Superintendent Marshall Garret.
Out of 50 states and one district, only nine states have any form of positive LGBT-inclusive sexual education. When sex education or academic curriculum includes positive messages or instruction about LGBT issues there is far less discrimination, prejudice and bullying aimed at LGBT youth.
Public schools that improved test scores for struggling students will boost their state performance ratings under a new Nebraska accountability system. The Nebraska Board of Education also decided to seek a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law.
Scott Koenigsknecht, the current superintendent of the Montcalm Area ISD, has been offered the Ingham ISD superintendent's position. He would replace current superintendent Stan Kogut, who will retire in June.
A budget footnote passed during the 2014 budget session of the Legislature halted any discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards and brought to a halt the state-level review of science guidelines. With legislative restrictions lifted, the State Board of Education is set to get back to work on its science standards.
Pearson and Makerversity unveiled Makerversity DIY - Make Tools for Learning, a new curriculum of hands-on lessons enabling educators to incorporate hands-on activities into core subjects. Aimed at students ages 10 to 14 years old, the first 10 lessons help build competency in STEAM subjects.
John Bash was named to be the Washington district’s next superintendent. He is currently assistant superintendent of North Thurston Public Schools. In November, the Tumwater School Board voted not to renew Superintendent Mike Kirby’s contract after it expires in June.
Baltimore's school police will remain the only police officers in the state of Maryland forbidden to have firearms within public schools while classes are in session.
A mix of unusually volatile property values and shifting school-funding formulas over the past decade has detached school funding from reality in Ohio, a veteran researcher says.
Education is where Republicans can demonstrate that they’re serious about making sure opportunity extends to every American. The presidential candidates need to emphasize successful education reforms while explaining how little Washington has to do with them.
Co-founded in 1996 by Mr. Bush with what he called in an email a “powerful sense of pride and joy,” Liberty City Charter School was the first school of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in a booming industry and national movement.
To ensure a smoother transition when students switch schools, the Department of Defense education system plans to spend the next three to five years phasing in the Common Core. But it is also reviewing a study that could recommend drastic changes for its 60 campuses in the continental U.S.
Nebraska Department of Education officials have unveiled a system to classify each school at one of four levels—from “excellent” to “needing improvement”—based on test scores, how much struggling students improve and graduation rates.
Year-round scheduling means schools can accommodate about 20 percent more students by splitting them between five tracks. The change comes with an increase in operational costs, estimated to be about $308,000 for each school.