Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:02am
Cheshire's Superintendent Greg Florio has accepted the job of Capitol Region Education Council executive director and will leave the Connecticut school system at the beginning of next year. Florio was promoted to Cheshire’s superintendent in 2003. He had been hired as management and personnel services director in 1991.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:59am
Melinda Boone will become the new superintendent for the Virginia district. She previously served as superintendent of Worcester Public Schools in Massachusetts and had served as chief academic officer for Norfolk Public Schools from 2005-2009.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:43am
Millennials are coming of age at a time when many of our notions about work, identity, opportunity and mobility are undergoing profound change. Unfortunately, our schools are not adapting. Schools could learn a lot from the inventive ways millennials are upgrading their skills and designing spaces that catalyze creativity and economic opportunity.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:44am
Congress must provide greater funding and commonsense flexibility under school nutrition rules. We need to come together to ensure more students consume healthy meals at school, while easing financial pressure on meal programs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:39am
Sometimes, rigor, structure and healthy habits are what it takes to get a struggling teen back on track. Grizzly Youth Academy is a public charter boarding school that, along with nearly 40 other schools, is participating in a National Guard program using a “quasi-military” style of discipline. But will the impact disappear once graduates reenter the outside world?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:33am
Atlanta's schools superintendent is calling for the city to unite behind her emerging plans to improve Atlanta Public Schools ahead of potential state takeover, plans which are likely to bring major disruptions to some of the city’s worst schools. More than 40 Atlanta schools are at high risk of state takeover.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:24am
Clay County Schools will shut down and lock up Friday at midnight when the school system's basic education funding runs out. Leaders said the problem has been building for years in a county not making enough revenue to keep up with state and federal mandates.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:20am
The Arizona Legislature doesn't have to immediately pay the $331 million a judge ruled it owes K12 district and charter schools, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled. The appeals court issued a stay while the Republican leadership appeals.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:10am
A proposal to combine the lotteries for seats in Boston’s district and charter schools could hurt students’ chances of getting into their preferred schools, parents worry. Currently, each charter school has its own lottery, and families can win spots in several and then choose. Under the new proposal, parents would apply through a single application and be assigned to one school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 1:07am
A dispute has erupted over the results of a new study that shows that Minneapolis had the lowest high school graduation rate among 50 major cities. State officials are questioning the low rankings for Minneapolis schools and the reliability of data.