Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:15am
Victor Shandor, with more than 20 years of experience in public education, will take over as the new superintendent of York County School Division on November 1. The division has been without a permanent superintendent since July 1 when Eric Williams stepped down to take the top spot at Loudon County Public Schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:05am
Sam Watkins, who served as the principal at Peru Junior High School for 13 years, became the new superintendent of Peru Community Schools. He replaces former superintendent Chuck Brimbury, who announced in June he wanted to resign.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:59am
Truenorthlogic, a talent management company for K12 school districts and state departments, has joined the Digital Learning Alliance to promote personalized education through technology and education reform.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:56am
SchoolReach and COPA have partnered to provide early childhood program administrators with a method of efficienctly communicating with parents, including rapidly sent voice, text, email and social media messages to students’ family members about any issue.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:38am
Out of the 944 Connecticut public schools graded by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, 63 schools across the state have received failing grades in a new report card project issued by the organization.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:33am
The state's largest school-voucher program, Tax-Credit Scholarship Program, is unconstitutional because it redirects taxpayer money to religious schools and creates a separate system of state-funded schools, according to a lawsuit filed by the teachers union and others.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:32am
The U.S. Department of Education stripped Oklahoma of the authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned Common Core standards. According to the administration, the No Child Left Behind Act-related sanctions are being imposed because the state could no longer demonstrate that its school standards were preparing students for college and careers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:26am
In a report called “State of School Nutrition 2014,” the School Nutrition Association reported that 63 percent of school districts report offering salad or produce bars, while 69 percent offer pre-packaged salads. The survey also found that 52 percent of districts surveyed serve locally sourced fruits and vegetables.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:24am
Schools offer an education that is too precious to be surrendered to those with no understanding of learning's ultimate meaning and value. They believe that its efficacy can somehow be measured in numbers. A school is not about teaching subjects for testing, but about teaching children subjects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:59am
Compton Unified School District board passed a policy in July allowing school police officers to carry AR-15 rifles. NAACP members and parents called the action excessive and unnecessary and demanded the school board rescind the policy at least until parents had voiced their concerns.