Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:30pm
Overruling a local school board's objections, the California county's board of education approved a new Rocketship charter school in San Jose. The Franklin-McKinley district had rejected Rocketship's application after only being able to verify 4 percent of parent signatures submitted, far short of the signatures representing 50 percent of projected enrollment as required by state law.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:22pm
The Senate Committee on Education dealt a blow to charter schools by approving a bill that imposes a moratorium on charter expansions and requires town council approval before any new charter can go forward.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:07pm
Pennsylvania’s public school funding formula will most likely undergo an overhaul based on commission recommendations to take into account charter schools and each district’s tax base. A new factor will go beyond accounting for the percentage of poorer students to adjust for the level and concentration of poverty in a school district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:59pm
U.S. spending on public schools grew more slowly from 2009 to 2013 than at any time during the preceding two decades, new data from the Census Bureau shows. Spending on schools rose by only about 0.5 percent a year on average through 2013 while per-student spending on U.S. schools grew an average of 5 percent a year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:53am
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $54.5-billion state budget that includes modest spending increases for education. The lowest-funded school districts in the state will get an increase of $140 per pupil, while the highest funded districts will receive around $70 more per student.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:44am
Teachers and others in the Neshoba County School District continue to voice support for $23.4 million in construction funding approved for a new high school and football stadium, among other facilities on newly purchased land adjacent to the campus.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:38am
Lexia Learning released the myLexia App for Apple Watch app, which is the educator interface for Lexia Reading Core5. It delivers real-time schoolwide, classroom and individual student skills data, norm-referenced performance measures and actionable lesson plans.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26am
Pretending that limiting school leaders' salaries will help fix New Jersey's financial woes is a dangerous game. In the end, it only serves to further harm the state's excellent public schools, which actually attract businesses, jobs and high-income families to the Garden State.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:12am
The legislature must enact strong laws that safeguard good governance in the state's largest school-choice program. In addition to greater financial transparency by charter schools, the Senate needs to halt low-performing charters bouncing between sponsors and take away financial incentives by requiring that sponsors spend payments from funding solely on oversight.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:05am
The CP-AX2505, CP-AX3505, CP-AW2505 and CP-AW3005 LCD projectors were debuted with an ultra-short-throw design that features an improved contrast ratio for more vivid and realistic image quality, improved lamp life and an ultra-short-throw design for small spaces.