Industry News

2/27/2015

2/27/2015

Christopher W. Heilig will become the new superintendent of schools for the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District. He is leaving the Lenape Regional High School District as director of programs and planning to take the new post.

2/27/2015

Curtis L. Jones has been named as Georgia district's new school superintendent. Jones comes to Bibb County by way of Griffin-Spalding County, where he has served as superintendent since 2009.

2/27/2015

New Jersey's roughly 600 school districts would share just $5.2 million in new school aid dollars next year under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed state budget, with the vast majority getting no increase at all, according to new state aid figures.

2/27/2015

Two new California bills would hold local school districts more accountable and protect taxpayer dollars. One would prohibit school districts from using voter-approved school construction bond funds to purchase non-facility related items with a short usable life.

2/27/2015

Schools in Freeport, Pownal and Durham will have a new superintendent in September. Regional School Unit 5 voted to hire Edward McDonough, who is currently the superintendent in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

2/26/2015

2/26/2015

If turning around struggling schools starts with flexibility, why doesn't the state extend flexibility to all schools? At the same time the General Assembly touts school-based autonomy, it also attempts to micromanage schools, passing laws that control how much schools spend in the classroom.

2/26/2015

A drop in state funding included in Maine's state budget has led to the possibility of closing a school, cutting programs, raising taxes or using reserve funds to close an Augusta budget gap that could range from about $1.1 million to as much as $2 million.

2/26/2015

Between the governor's budget and policymakers' statements, one would think Arizona public school districts are flunking money management. They cite percentages of budgets not spent in the classroom, usually accompanied by intimations that non-classroom funding is superfluous. Non-classroom spending does not mean nonessential spending.

2/26/2015

The attention being focused on suspensions is legitimate. Yet, at the same time, a school’s primary obligation is to maintain a positive learning environment. That means disciplining, and sometimes removing, an unruly youth. No one said keeping order was easy.

2/26/2015

Amid recent calls for reform, New York City’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.

2/26/2015

Following Egmont’s decision in January to close their U.S. office, Lerner Publishing Group purchased its remaining U.S. assets, totaling 100 titles.

2/26/2015

A series of education bills are on the agenda at the Senate Finance Committee, including a bill that would allow charter schools to receive more state funding for construction costs. Currently, state law allows charter schools to receive just 30 percent of state funding for the cost of school construction or renovation.

2/26/2015

San Juan USD begins construction of $117 million in “signature” projects at nine high school campuses next month. The projects will be financed with about a third of the $350 million in Measure N bond funds voters approved in 2012.

2/26/2015

While other school districts around the country are figuring out other ways to make up lost days due to weather without having students come in on a weekend, Gaston County school district will be in session on Saturday and parents aren't too happy.

2/26/2015

CLASS, an educational assessment and curriculum company founded by Jean Walling, has been acquired and integrated by SEAS Education to create a unified, test data-driven IEP solution.

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