Over the years, as budgets have been tightened, many things have been cut from our schools, including school counselors. Many of the schools across the state—and in our communities—don’t have the appropriate number of counselors to deal with students’ needs.
A Common Council committee has again held off on approving new school bus safety rules for Milwaukee. Groups like Common Ground and AAA have been working with some aldermen to push for the change, saying it would improve student safety and update Milwaukee's rules to be in line with most cities around the country.
The court backed the state school board’s decision to fire Jorea Marple as state superintendent. Justices concluded Marple was an at-will employee, subject to the board’s discretion to terminate her.
A teenage girl with autism and potentially life-threatening epilepsy may legally consume edible marijuana at her school every day, according to a policy school administrators adopted to comply with a new state law.
More than $10 million has been allocated to improve school safety for 260 schools and school corporations across the state. The grant program provides matching funds to conduct threat assessments, purchase equipment to improve security or employ a school resource officer.
OpenEd.com has added new educational videos and games to its library from Flocabulary, Althea Publishers, Splash Math and Gynzy. The library program allows teachers to assign a different resource to each student based on individual assessment results.
Due to a complaint, the Bledsoe county school system has put in place a new ban on the distribution of all religious materials, including the Christian Bible. Local community members, including a group that has been distributing bibles in local schools for years, have said they plan to protest the new policy.
Parents wondering whether to wait a year to send their kids to kindergarten, take note: A new study from Stanford University shows that Danish kids who postponed kindergarten for up to one year showed dramatically higher levels of self-control.
For the first time in more than a decade, the General Assembly is looking at the pros and cons of creating a statewide teachers contract. The changes in the health care landscape have prompted the state's two teachers' unions to reconsider a statewide contract. A new Senate commission is studying the cost, benefits and implementation of such a contract.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has chosen to partner with PreciouStatus, a Minnesota-based mobile app developer, to offer its software to teachers to send real-time messages, photos and other updates with parents and families through any mobile device.
The Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City Public Schools have partnered to create the city's first pre-K through eighth grade school where every class—not just science and math, but also reading, social studies, and even art—will feature elements of engineering and computer science.
ELERTS launched a dedicated K12 division to specifically address the security and safety concerns of public and private schools. The ELERTS Event Alert app enables staff to immediately alert persons on school property, police and other emergency responders in the event of suspicious persons or threatening activity on school grounds.
Career Academies of Seminole, a new Florida high school proposed to be built by 2017, could transition into the standalone Career Academies of Seminole Technical High School if the school board moves forward with a newly unveiled draft proposal.
Because of the widely variable health of local property tax bases, there are wide disparities in the quality of facilities, teacher compensation, benefits and spending-per-student—even though the state subsidy system is weighted toward low-income districts.
Teachers and special education assistants with Minneapolis Public Schools are looking for ways to address student behavior and safety in schools across the district. In October, Minneapolis Public Schools banned suspensions for nonviolent behavior for preschool through fifth grade.