Industry News

12/16/2014

12/16/2014

Disproportionately high transportation costs and low property tax revenues are creating funding inequities among Iowa school districts, state lawmakers acknowledged. Yet the message that came from school officials was far simpler: Whatever the funding level, it must dispensed in a more timely manner.

12/16/2014

Louisiana's Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, including computers and equipment, according to a new audit. The review says the number of missing items has grown significantly since last year.

12/16/2014

An investigation into suspicious test booklets from Beacon Hill International School is intensifying as school district officials bring in a handwriting expert to try and figure out who may have tampered with students' answers.

12/16/2014

Utah’s public schools were hit with two performance reports with the new PACE report card and the SAGE school grading system. This year’s results largely mirror last year's grade distribution. Education officials and lawmakers agreed to mitigate the effects of the new SAGE test, which is more difficult and resulted in most students falling short of grade-level expectations.

12/16/2014

Though the healthy school food program remains intact, the 2015 spending bill includes language that curbs any further reduction of sodium in school lunches. Next year, the Hunger-Free Healthy Kids Act will need to be reauthorized, providing an opportunity for the implementation of more stringent rollbacks.

12/16/2014

The question is why one federal school system is adequately funded while the other is not. Students both on military bases and on remote Indian reservations deserve modern schools that maximize learning opportunities.

12/16/2014

Nassau County legislators are putting the brakes on school zone speed cameras after only a few months. The program has been under fire for the way it was implemented with no speed signs, flashing lights or other warnings installed where the cameras were. Problems were also found with cameras installed at six school locations.

12/16/2014

Children who have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. Florida policymakers need to keep in mind that the state's education and health care investments complement each other.

12/16/2014

The Texas district voted unanimously to have Paul Cruz lead the district as superintendent. Cruz has been the interim superintendent since Meria Carstarphen left at the end of this past school year for the superintendent job in Atlanta.

12/16/2014

Kent ISD Superintendent Kevin A. Konarska announced plans to retire at the end of the current school year. He will begin his ninth year with the district in January.

12/16/2014

A new state child protective services law will take effect in the beginning of the year. The law, among other things, expands background checks for school volunteers and requires school employees, independent school contractors and volunteers in direct contact with children to update clearances every 36 months.

12/16/2014

Infosnap, Inc. expanded its partnership with WSIPC. More than 280 schools and districts are WSIPC members across the western states. In addition to offering its customized online enrollment and registration solutions to WSIPC members, the expanded partnership will include school choice, lottery and open enrollment solutions.

12/16/2014

Performance Matters is partnering with Key Data Systems to offer new Common Core items and over 200 pre-built assessments as part of the Unify next generation assessment platform.

12/16/2014

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S., is implementing myON in all 250 of the district’s K8 schools for the current school year.

12/16/2014

The Illinois school district's new superintendent, Michael Robey, is replacing two interim superintendents who have been sharing the job since July. Robey currently serves as superintendent in Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89.

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