Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:00am
This week, school officials announced the system will be giving differential pay to substitutes who are licensed teachers and to teachers who have retired from the school system — which means a substitute could earn up to $164 per day with additional differential pay.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:55pm
The former Contra Costa County Office of Education Deputy Superintendent Karen Sakata was sworn in as the county’s new superintendent of schools. She is the California county’s first female superintendent schools, as well as the position’s first Asian American.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:59pm
The New York district's school board accepted the resignation of Superintendent James Abrams and named J.D. Pabis as the interim schools chief.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:54pm
Superintendent Henry Arledge, the longest serving current superintendent in Mississippi, will not run for re-election in the fall. He plans to retire, ending a 48-year career with the district, 36 of those years as its leader.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:44pm
The Arkansas Board of Education will hold a meeting later this month to consider whether the state should intervene in the Little Rock School District. The district has six schools considered under academic distress.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:25pm
The Florida school district could face more than $1.2 million in fines for once again exceeding constitutional class-size requirements — the highest penalty in the state other than Miami-Dade. Lake appealed the finding that 361 of its classes are over the legal capacity this school year, citing unexpected growth as a persistent challenge.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:09pm
City school officials will move to stamp out sexting and cyberbullying before they become a problem under the city’s new policy allowing students to bring cell phones to school. As part of the effort, principals will work with teachers and parents to create customized policies for students’ cell phones in their schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:03pm
The anonymous social networking app After School, which has been banned from Apple’s App Store, has added a new alert system for threats, added an online reporting form and asked suicide prevention and cyberbullying experts to join their safety board following multiple gun threats and cyberbullying incidents in 2014.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:55pm
While Denver Public Schools has seen high rates of participation in the district’s school choice system, there are still gaps among who participates and where students request to go, according to a new report. Across all segments of the city, families are demanding higher-rated schools, but such schools are unevenly distributed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:51pm
This past fall, New York homeowners living in school districts that complied with the state property tax cap were mailed income tax rebate checks. That will continue in 2015, but with one caveat: school districts must create "government efficiency" plans in the next few months for state approval, in addition to complying with the tax cap.