A reform legislation proposal would substantially reconfigure charter school authorization by allowing nearly 100 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education to approve charters without review or approval of local school boards.
The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill reviewing the creation of a state-run virtual school. The proposal’s moratorium on privately-run virtual charter schools is drawing strong opposition.
Under the new House legislation, schools boards have the discretion to take incidents on a case-by-case basis and would no longer be forced to expel or suspend students caught with a fishing knife or baseball bat in their car on school grounds.
New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.
Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.
School leaders around the country are tearing up their calendars to cram in more teaching time after extreme numbers of weather cancellations. But a few are trying something different: virtual school days that continue learning while staff and students are stuck at home.