June 28-July 1, 2014
June 28-July 1, 2014
In a debate that showed sharp divisions about how best to protect children and teachers, the Florida House approved a bill that would allow designated people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. They would need to be trained and have military or law-enforcement backgrounds.
Lawmakers reached a deal on K12 education funding that will pump more than $100 million into maintenance and construction for traditional public schools statewide. Charter schools, however, were given only three-quarters of the $91 million they received last year.
Starting with the winter athletic season, competitive cheerleading teams in New York will be subject to safety requirements similar to other high school sports. Those include certification requirements for coaches, mandatory rest days between competitions and limits on season length.
The Louisiana House voted to prohibit the state's school superintendent, members of the Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and their family members from doing personal business with the Department of Education.
According to a new study from the American Psychological Association, girls do better than boys in school. What may be a surprise is that this holds true at all ages, in all subjects including math and science and around the world.
In the more vulnerable public schools in Pittsburgh, students have fewer effective teachers, are treated with less respect and are less likely to feel their school is a safe and positive place than in schools with fewer needy students, according to an A+ Schools survey.
School districts throughout the country have found value in holding individual schools accountable for their success. The use of letter grades in Utah is just one part of the accountability process. The changes proposed through the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission are a move in the right direction.
The Pennsylvania district has redesigned its school report cards, making it easier to compare schools with the same grade spans and similar demographics. The report cards measure academic achievement, progress, school climate and top performers. For high schools, college and career readiness is also measured.
Follett released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform.
Terry Madonna Opinion Research's Spring 2014 Omnibus Survey shows large majorities of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe public schools have an effect on the economy, the investment in public schools should be larger and a school funding formula should be used to ensure fair distribution.
Bonsall High will be a New Tech model school, one of about 150 in the nation and 20 in California. The model focuses intensely on collaborative, project-based learning among other strategies designed to enhance critical thinking skills to prepare students for college or careers.
Wayne schools Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez has resigned to take a job leading the Westwood Regional district. Gonzalez's departure means the Wayne district will be left without a top leader for the seventh time in seven years
The State Assembly authorized hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island, endorsing a key part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to reduce traffic fatalities.
The high school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time in U.S. history — and if states can keep up their rapid pace of improvement, the rate could hit 90 percent by 2020, according to newly released federal data.