July 10–12, 2014
July 10–12, 2014
Common sense says there’s a middle ground between keeping the races apart by law and pushing the races together by court order. Sixty years after Linda Brown finally got to walk to school, we’re still trying to accomplish the crucial task of preparing kids to succeed in a multiracial society.
July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.
There is a cheating scandal at a Long Island school district, but it's not the students who are accused of cheating. In a state audit of Hempstead grades for the school year 2012-2013, grades were found to be changed 2,225 times, for nearly 1,300 students.
The Brattleboro Union High School Board has appointed Michael Burnett as the new director of the Windham Regional Career Center. For the past year, Burnett has served as interim director, filling in for former director David Coughlin, who left during the 2012-2013 school year.
The Obama administration is expanding its Turnaround Arts program, an initiative designed to bring arts programs to failing schools in an effort to boost student achievement. The program, which has been in pilot mode for the past two years in eight schools, will extend to 35 schools.
We should expand school choice to improve our school systems. First, we need to be mindful of our children's different learning styles, abilities and interests. Second, school choice allows parents to choose the right school for their children, so students’ future successes aren't determined by the ZIP code where they grow up.
Robert "Dr. Bob" Grimesey of Orange County, Va., was named to replace current Superintendent Aaron Spence for North Carolina's Moore County School District.
InRoad Toys has launched PlayTape, a repositionable tape designed to look like roads, which can be used to introduce creative play and collaboration and math concepts such as shapes, angles, length and symmetry.
Available in multiple colors and widths, PlayTape sticks to any flat surface.
Fairfax County Public Schools will be reorganizing the administrative structure for more than 200 schools. The new system will group schools into five administrative regions, with high-achieving schools that serve affluent populations grouped with those with more diverse student bodies and larger proportions of lower-income students.
House Republicans are taking on the new school nutritional standards, proposing to let schools opt out of healthier lunch and breakfast programs if they're losing money.
School districts are asking voters to approve budgets that, on average, call for the smallest tax increases in six years. The average amount of tax money collected by districts will increase 1.8 percent and spending by about 2.4 percent, according to an analysis by the New York State Association of School Business Officials.
The Missouri General Assembly finally put together a flawed fix to a problematic state law regarding student transfers out of unaccredited school systems. Senate Bill 493 solves a few problems but creates a host of new ones.
Most high school administrators will argue that dress codes are created and enforced because students’ clothing, if not monitored, will become distracting in the classroom. And yet this year dress codes seem to be derailing school work more than the outfits themselves.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that a trial must be held to determine whether a central Indiana school corporation is liable for injuries suffered by two middle school students who were shot by another boy in a dispute over a girl.