Industry News

1/27/2015

1/27/2015

The Onalaska School District is looking to do something new this year by putting a limit on the number of special education students that can open enroll in Onalaska. Superintendent Fran Finco said the school has to maintain a balanced student-to-teacher ratio to offer the students quality education and attention.

1/27/2015

When children are matched with schools that reflect their interests, talents, skills and needs, they feel more comfortable, more motivated and more inspired to learn.

1/27/2015

Better jobs, better wages, better infrastructure, early childhood education, more resources for the most burdened schools, universal access to health care. Those things alleviate poverty. And that, in turn, gives schools a fighting chance.

1/27/2015

The Fayette County school board passed a resolution asking the state legislature to change a state law governing the makeup of screening committees for superintendent searches. Specifically, the board is asking that a high school student and a member of the Equity Council, in districts where there is one, could be named to a search committee.

1/27/2015

THINK Together and Principal's Exchange are joining forces to tackle the issue of education equity and instructional improvement, particularly in districts with large populations of at-risk students.

1/27/2015

Normandy school superintendent Ty McNichols resigned from his post after the state-appointed board that runs the Missouri district made plans to begin a search for someone to serve in his job.

1/27/2015

Connecticut government officials and educators are crediting a variety of efforts for a significant decrease in arrests at schools across the state over the past several years, including increasing the number of juvenile review boards to handle troubled students in the community.

1/27/2015

The latest research supports the idea of a gradual return to class and other activities, in a flexible program that's tailored to each student's injury and recovery from symptoms, rather than a blanket insistence on strict isolation and total rest for everyone.

1/27/2015

A federal judge in Missouri has ordered the Imagine Schools Inc. charter school operator to pay nearly $1 million to the board of Renaissance Academy in Kansas City for saddling the school with unreasonably high lease payments.

1/27/2015

In anticipation of further deliberation by the New Haven Board of Education, the head of the teacher’s union and the Connecticut city's public school teachers are voicing strong opposition to a proposed charter school and partnership involving city schools.

1/27/2015

Hailey Elementary School Principal Tom Bailey has been named the new superintendent of schools in Broken Bow, Nebraska. His new position with Broken Bow Public Schools will begin July 1. He’ll serve the remainder of his contract in Blaine County until the end of the school year.

1/27/2015

School finance formulas include additional state and federal funding for poor kids. But those agreements were struck when lower-income kids were in the minority. What happens as low-income children become the majority nationally? Education practices, policies and financing must adjust to growing numbers of needy families and children.

1/27/2015

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will retire at the end of the school year after five years in the position with the Missouri district.

1/27/2015

After more than 34 years as an educator in Alabama's Russellville City School System, Superintendent Rex Mayfield will retire before the new school year begins in August.

1/26/2015

1/26/2015

Digital billboards that resemble jumbo-sized iPods will allow schools to display photos, event announcements and schedules. But that content will share space with ads sold by SkoolLive LLC, which is installing the screens for free.

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