Rubio-Style Reform? Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday that lawmakers must pay more attention to the "skills gap" between existing jobs and the lack of qualified employees to fill them, reports The Hill. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce, Rubio said of education, "because it's not controversial, it's not getting nearly enough attention as it needs to be getting."
Although construction at both Carroll County High School and Carroll County Intermediate School is very close to completion, there remains one problem that must be resolved soon, said Project Manager Dennis Cole during the Carroll County School Board meeting on Jan.7.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board unanimously approved year-round calendars for four schools Tuesday, launching plans to start their 2013-14 school year in July.
The school police force in this Southern California city has acquired 14 high-powered semiautomatic rifles for officers to bring to campuses.
Citing an excessive number of unpaid student lunch charges, the Springfield school district has capped the number of times a student can charge starting Feb. 4.
For some schools, it may mean police officers are present throughout the day. For others it may mean increased patrols near the campus.
The commission on school closings has told Chicago Public Schools officials that shutting a large number of schools would create too much upheaval, and that it is leaning toward a recommendation for closing far fewer schools than many have feared — possibly as few as 15, sources said.
Construction on a new charter high school in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood reached a milestone Tuesday even as the school's operators fended off criticism from one parents group about its finances.