Board of Education

7/11/2013

7/11/2013

Portland Public Schools this fall will see new leaders in various buildings and departments as retirements, departures and a magnet program closure and reconfiguration give way to an administrative shuffle.

6/27/2013

6/27/2013

State school board member Mary Scott Hunter said today she regrets that the state's new list of so-called "failing schools" identified under the Alabama Accountability Act includes those that have made significant improvement in recent years.

6/26/2013

6/26/2013

Each of Miami-Dade’s 350,000 public school students will have access to a digital device by 2015, according to a plan approved by the Miami-Dade School Board. Board members unanimously endorsed the proposal by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to lease more than 100,000 devices, which will be paid off over a period of up to six years.

6/24/2013

6/24/2013

The residents and redevelopers of East Baltimore agree that the $42 million school taking shape on 7 acres along Ashland Avenue symbolizes hope for the community, but they disagree about which children should be able to attend the much-heralded new school.

6/21/2013

6/21/2013

After hearing brief arguments from the state and the six parties in the case, State District Judge John Dietz announced that a new six-week trial would begin on Jan. 6. The suit was filed last summer after lawmakers cut $5.4 billion from state public education funding while simultaneously implementing a rigorous new testing and accountability system.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

High school students in the Chesapeake, Va. school district will be able to bring their personal digital devices to class in September under a policy recently changed by the school board.

6/17/2013

6/17/2013

The Lake Township resident, who taught five years in Green before becoming the middle school assistant principal and then principal since 2008, was offered a contract Friday night.

6/17/2013

William Michaud, 61, of Portland, was unanimously approved for the 11-month position Thursday during the committee’s regular meeting.

6/17/2013

The proposal also calls for decreased reimbursement for graduate hours and retirement incentives. Health insurance benefits were changed from a percentage to a flat dollar amount, with increases over that amount split between the employees and district.

6/14/2013

6/14/2013

Among several appointments, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence named Dr. David Freitas the Second Congressional appointee. Freitas has served as a school board member, member of the Illinois license board, education official in Massachusetts, and as a dean of a college for more than 20 years.

6/11/2013

6/11/2013

The Grand Rapids school board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy caused by a recent resignation. Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of intent explaining why they are seeking the office, why they believe they are qualified, and what experience they may have with Grand Rapids Public Schools and/or public education.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013

Children in elementary school at the Huntington County (Ind.) Community School Corporation during the 2013-2014 school year will not receive individual iPads. The board of trustees voted 5-2 on Wednesday, May 30, to shut down phase two of the digital curriculum, which would have given iPads to elementary school students.

6/5/2013

The Richmond School Board voted 5-4 Monday night to close Clark Springs Elementary School, the Adult Career Development Center and the Norrell pre-school center.

6/5/2013

The Tulsa school board on Monday approved a series of facility-repurposing proposals and boundary changes for 2013-14, including the creation of a McLain seventh-grade center and a centralized enrollment center.

5/31/2013

5/31/2013

Kent school district is the latest Western Washington district that is considering replacing dozens of full school days with partial days. At a meeting this week, administrators and teachers voiced strong support for the move.

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