March 19-22, 2014
March 19-22, 2014
Legislative leaders unanimously voted for a study of how to undo the state superintendent of public instruction law passed last year that the Wyoming Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional.
Rep. Rick Stream (R-Kirkwood) announced he will file a "comprehensive" bill this week to address problems plaguing several of his school districts, where several thousands of students have left for better, nearby public schools.
One-third of American schools are rural, and they serve 11 million students. These schools face many of the same challenges that urban school districts do, including a high proportion of low-income students, low educational attainment among parents and low college attendance among high-school graduates.
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A tenuous relationship between Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and a new conservative board hit its breaking point Saturday when the Colorado district's longtime leader announced that she would leave earlier than expected
School officials in coastal Orange County are investigating the cost of hiring armed security guards to potentially patrol grade schools or high schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Trustees emphasized the exploration doesn't mean they are committed to putting guns in the hands of guards.
Increased accountability could be on the way for Minnesota's charter schools. If approved by the Legislature it would pressure charter school authorizers, the organizations that oversee the schools, to close chronically underperforming charters.
Portland Public Schools would cancel school for three days and prioritize re-opening elementary and middle schools if teachers walk out on Feb. 20, according to initial plans released by the school district.
In Philadelphia, district officials are contemplating the use of universal enrollment to offer families a central online gateway to research their options and submit one application with ranked preferences, regardless of school type.
A third of the nation’s black and Hispanic students do not graduate from high school. That makes any deal on education between two of the nation’s most politically powerful black men, President Obama and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a breakthrough waiting to happen.
When lawmakers decided to boost per-pupil spending last year by 2 percent, many Utahns cheered, envisioning that cash raining on teachers and classrooms. In reality, much of that money was spoken for — by the state retirement system — long before it ever hit schools, a Salt Lake Tribune investigation has found.
Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he chose Angela McLean, 36, an American history and government teacher at Anaconda High School, as Montana’s next lieutenant governor.
Schools and districts across the country desperately lack technological capacity. When we recently studied unpublished data from the Software & Information Industry Association’s 2013 Vision K-20 Survey, for instance, we found that 70 percent of educators believe that there is simply not enough bandwidth in their schools.
Starting teacher pay will be increased by $2,200 this year and by an additional $2,000 the following year. Funding for the proposed raises will come from additional and available revenues and will not require a tax increase, according to the governor's office.