To increase the number of students eating breakfast, the state Department of Education, with help from some nonprofits and food retailers, is sponsoring a school breakfast challenge, offering cash prizes for those who increase their percentages of participation the most.
A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.
Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.
The Illinois State Board of Education has maintained the School Incident Reporting System database where, by law, parents can find out about every serious school incident in the state. Less than one-third of the Chicago area's schools report incidents to this system.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told state lawmakers that superintendents in the state need more authority to make tough fiscal decisions in struggling districts where school board members are reluctant to act.
Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.
The Indiana House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would void Common Core standards. Senate Bill 91, passed by the full Senate last month, now heads to a conference committee to resolve differences with the Senate version.
Under current law, the Recovery School District controls the buildings of any schools it takes over. The local school board continues to own the property but can't use it. The proposed bill would require the unused school buildings be returned to the board.
While the overall number of high school graduates will drop slightly, the number of Hispanic grads is expected to rapidly increase, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.