The regional U.S. district court found the school district operated an inadequate dual system and failed to achieve adequate desegregation levels. The district must review its existing educational programs and identify new programs for the consolidated schools and address staffing considerations.
The five-year sustainability plan focuses on reducing the district's energy consumption, creating healthy environments in school buildings, and educating students about becoming better global citizens. It includes increasing the district's waste diversion rate by 10 percent and decreasing energy consumption by 20 percent.
The New Jersey district's board of education chose Noreen Lishak to lead as its new superintendent. She is currently the assistant superintendent for the Township of Union School District.
The Los Angeles school district will pay $88 million to settle sexual abuse cases at two elementary schools where complaints about the teachers behavior had surfaced long before their arrest. The settlement with 30 children and their families is the second largest in district history.
A Texas Supreme Court decision saying the state’s school funding system is a big, stinking mess—but not an unconstitutional one—might be just the medicine to keep things just the way they are. The judges didn’t give reformers any leverage, saying they found no violations of the Texas Constitution that would force lawmakers to make changes.
A new California study upends conventional wisdom by finding that schools focusing first on raising academic performance usually got large reductions in school violence. School climate indicators, such as whether students feel safe, also improved in schools that first increased test scores.
HEAT Software, a provider of cloud service management and unified endpoint management software solutions, debuted its new LANrev 7.2 software, which integrates seamlessly with Apple’s newest education technology, Apple School Manager.
New Orleanians who have chafed at having most city schools under the control of the state will be able to go to their elected School Board members with concerns again. But the new unified system won't look like the pre-Katrina version, which was controlled by a massive central bureaucracy.
American Modular Systems will install its first Gen7 CHPS PreFAB classrooms at Morgan Hill USD's San Martin/Gwinn Elementary School in California. Launched in February, the Gen7 PreFAB is s prefabricated classroom pre-verified by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools.
Texas' complicated school finance system is constitutional, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday — a surprise defeat for the 600-plus school districts that endured more than four years of costly legal battles hoping judges would force the Republican-controlled Legislature to fork over more funding.
An idea that started with professional sports teams and worked its way through colleges and universities has taken root in public schools around the U.S. as funding for districts tightens for various reasons, including political fights, tax cuts and property tax caps.
LA Unified’s school board this week approved spending $18 million on more than 900 classrooms and office spaces for 25,000 charter school students using classrooms that are co-located on 94 traditional district school sites.
Over the past twenty years, districts around the country have seen the amount of private money in public schools increase 4 times, says Ashlyn Nelson, an associate professor at Indiana University. She says one way school districts and parents have reacted to inadequate state funding is to raise private money so they can get their kids what they want.
From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing the civil rights of transgender students with any concerns that classmates, parents and community members might have.
Summer school for 17,450 Chicago Public School students could be scaled back dramatically if the Illinois General Assembly adjourns its spring session without providing pension relief to the nearly bankrupt school system.