Rather than have the discussion devolve into an exercise of who gets what from whom, the focus should remain on all of New Mexico’s students getting the educational materials their parents, guardians and other New Mexicans pay into the system for.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) has launched the IB Student Registry. Free for IB students, this registry will allow certain students to create an online portfolio which includes short personal and extended essays, course credits and more. University admission offices will then be able to use this subscription service to reach the students.
The botched rollout of the bus routing system experienced this fall by the Palm Beach County School District was caused by systematic issues including undue influence from a school board member, inadequate staffing and a culture of distrust, a three-month independent investigation found.
Utah lawmakers may change the way charter schools are funded to improve equity between charters and public schools. Currently, most charters choose to receive per-pupil funding based on an annual fall student census, which then sets funding for the rest of the year. Districts, on the other hand, are given funding based on average daily membership, an ongoing measurement that allows funding to be adjusted.
The Moore County commissioners voted to call for a non-binding referendum on a quarter-cent increase in the local sales tax, with all of the money going to fund public school construction. The school board currently has a priority list of 10 projects with an estimated cost of $237 million.
Lenovo employees visited more than NAF academies in 50 U.S. high schools to educate and inspire students to pursue STEM careers. Lenovo and NAF, a national network of education, business, and community leaders, piloted this large-scale, one-day volunteer program with the goal of replicating it in the future with more NAF academies.
The Seattle Public Schools board voted to change bell times for the 2016-17 school year, which put middle and high school students in classrooms later in the morning, and most elementary students at earlier start times. The decision came after a lengthy review process.
State Board of Education members narrowly rejected a plan to create a group of state university professors to scour Texas schoolchildren’s textbooks for factual errors. At issue is whether the board should continue to rely on publishers and the public to flag errors.
The district's residential construction program has evolved into a self-supporting program that generates a completed house for the real estate market and gives students class credit. Over two years, students are taught the various aspects of house construction including concrete work, framing, cabinetry, drywall, painting, electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling.
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) will partner with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the development and implementation of the 2016 OECD Test for Schools in the U.S. For the first time, the assessment will also be available online.
About 5,000 additional carbon monoxide detectors will be installed in the district's schools after noxious fumes hospitalized nearly 80 children and adults at a Northwest Side school last month.
Granted, school districts aren't required to disclose punishment data to the media or even to the parents of students who might be affected by federal findings. Parents deserve to know when wrongdoing that warranted discipline occurs in their children's classrooms, and they deserve to know if other incidents go unpunished.
Additions to Learning Bird's learning platform include classroom management tools, lesson assignment support, added visibility for related lessons, and new reports to track results.
More than 200 board of education members and superintendents from small city school districts across the state have sent letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to support a proposal that would drive over $96 million in education aid to these districts to fund new programs for struggling students.
It will take more than $90 million to cover the cost of an additional 9,730 students expected to enroll in Utah schools next fall, legislative leaders were told. The projected 1.5 percent increase in enrollment growth comes as schools are already dealing with nearly 3,400 more students showing up than the 2015 Legislature funded.