In the Sunnyvale elementary district, where 82 percent of Asian students become proficient in algebra, only 10 percent of Latino students do. The district is tied with Berryessa and San Mateo-Foster City for the lowest Latino algebra proficiency rate -- the greatest single predictor of college success -- among 54 school districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
A review by the state has found that the 14,000-student district will end the current school year with a $17.7-million deficit. Without scaling back, the district will exhaust the remainder of the $55-million loan and other funds next year and will be unable to fund the school year in fall 2014.
Many children land, enthusiastically, on the expected side. Others dabble in both "girl" and "boy" things. But what if your kid, even from an early age, mostly showed interest in doing opposite-gender things? More importantly, what if they wanted to BE the opposite gender — or a less-defined mix of both? And what if they wanted to test those limits in public places, like school?
Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming has cut funding for higher education since 2008, and nationwide state spending for public colleges is down 28 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The bill would establish a North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission. Strengthening our ties to business and the community with these innovation incen-tives will enable us to better prepare students for the workplace of the 21st century.
At the start of the regular session, Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, and Education Committee chair Steve Litzow stated that there would be no new money for education without education reform measures. Since education funding is a significant part of the budget, the Senate Majority Caucus is holding the budget hostage to their education reform.
Grand Jury testimony released Tuesday describes the tight-knit relationships between contractors, administrators and board members at three South County school districts and sheds light on how lucrative contracts were awarded under bond programs.
Ronald Durso, the district supervisor of science & technology and engineering education for the Fair Lawn Public Schools, was honored recently by the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Education Association at its annual conference.
An independent report of the Waltham public schools’ technology and library programs revealed both positive and negative findings, and raises eyebrows from school officials about the method in which the report was conducted.