An "integrated schools” model calls for fewer teachers and administrators and larger class sizes, made possible by uniform schedules and interactive classroom technology that links students and teachers in different towns.
The Allentown School Board was considering a resolution last night that called for slashing 38.5 high school teachers, 21 elementary school related arts teachers and 19 middle school related arts teachers, among other teacher cuts.
Business leaders are giving poor reviews to a tentative N.Y. state budget that officials in Albany say is focused on economic growth. The National Federation of Independent Business calls the budget deal a "regressive message to small business owners." It opposes the minimum-wage increase in the budget.
The Wake County school system has $2.2 billion in school construction needs, but school board members and county commissioners said Thursday they won’t ask the public to approve a school bond referendum of that size.
Rock Hill (S.C.) schools’ goal of putting a computer in the hands of every student would be a life changer – not only for students, but for businesses and the community at large, says Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District and the national school superintendent of the year.
Janesville's smaller neighors are on top of the latest technology. What is our district doing to keep up? Do our administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?
School administrators at the Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Black Horse Pike Regional, Moorestown, Mount Laurel and Kingsway Regional districts cite rising salary costs, new curriculum standards and spikes in special education enrollment for a budget trend pushing tax levy caps to the maximum.
Public school leaders are analyzing what Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year budget will do for education. Walker has proposed a budget that freezes general funding for Wisconsin’s public schools, introduces new incentive payments for districts, expands resources for the state’s voucher and charter schools and devotes significant money for evaluation in public schools.
South Pasadena voters on Tuesday passed a parcel tax that will generate approximately $2.3 million annually for the school district, saving about 30 teachers from getting pink slips this year, officials say.
In the last five years, the district has lost about 500 custodians and plant managers, along with about 650 carpenters, electricians and plumbers, according to chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter.
The Utah Senate passed more than $15 million worth of school technology-related bills on Monday, despite concerns that some of them are geared toward specific vendors and the money might be better spent on other needs.