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Texas state official: Keep schools open despite Ebola scare

Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying “there is no reason for schools to close …”

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Kansas education cuts among largest in the nation

Direct state funding for public schools in Kansas is still nearly 15 percent less than it was before the start of the Great Recession, according to a report from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities, a Washington think tank.

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Why A-to-F for schools fails

At its Wednesday meeting, the board voted to delay the release of the “accountability” letter grades for Indiana schools. Why? Because incomplete data adversely affected the A-to-F grades of five schools, according to Associated Press and Indianapolis Star reports.

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Charter schools offer the quickest way to a better education for Buffalo students

That’s what the Buffalo School Board needs to do as it contemplates opening new charter schools as a strategy to improve the education of the city’s underserved students.

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Quality pre-k is key to state's educational and economic future

Education may be the great equalizer, but not every child in Alabama has an equal opportunity to quality education.

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Sangari Active Science renamed to Activate Learning

Sangari Active Science changed its name to Activate Learning. While the company’s name is changing, Activate Learning’s elementary school program, Sangari Active Science, will keep its name moving forward.

Learners Edge partners with Simpson College

Learners Edge has added Simpson College as a new academic partner, expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Iowa and surrounding areas. Simpson College will offer 17 continuing education courses for pre-K through 12 educators, including courses on ADHD, literacy, autism and bullying.

Durable school backpack for tech gear launched by Sunrise Hitek

Sunrise Hitek’s new backpack is made with ballistic nylon with a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15.4” computers and various other compartments for ggear and books.

Seth Miller promoted to be Illinois school district's next leader

Seth Miller, Westville's director of operations since 2007, was offered a three-year contract by the school board. It takes effect when Superintendent Jim Owens retires at the end of this school year.

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El Monte Superintendent Nick Salerno abruptly resigns

In a closed school board session focused on Superintendent Nick Salerno's performance review, the California district's board offered to buy out his contract and he accepted. Salerno has sat in the superintendent’s seat for five years.

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