Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:54am
Schools calculate that a 5 percent budget reduction would mean $113 million less to spend statewide on things like technology and textbooks and on library, food service and health workers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:52am
Four men emerged as the finalists to become the next school superintendent of Boston, as a yearlong search for a new leader enters perhaps its last phase. The candidates are racially diverse and come from school systems many miles away: two from California, one from Nevada, and another from Virginia.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:27am
One of the least understood impacts of gentrification is its role in a neighborhood’s education system. While proponents of gentrification cite a range of positive impacts, including decreased crime rates and increased property values, the impacts on traditional neighborhood schools are murkier.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:21am
Prominent interest groups are promoting reform agendas and striving to influence policymakers and public opinion using individuals who have substantial media relations skills but little or no expertise in education research, say the authors of the study.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:36am
Los Angeles Unified School Supt. Ramon C. Cortines says the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal for his predecessor's ill-fated $1.3-billion effort to distribute iPads to all students, teachers and school administrators.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:31am
Clay target shooting is trending in Minnesota schools. The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, which allows competitors in grades 6-12, fielded 13 teams in 2010. In 2014, the number was 185.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:08am
Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order to suspend the Florida Standards Assessment test in English language arts for 11th graders and seek a permanent legislative fix this session. He cited concern about too much testing in Florida’s classrooms.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:03am
For all the attention to diversity, one perspective remains almost absent from the conversation about American education: The viewpoint of those who weren’t good at school in the first place.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:57am
A bill that would require parents of Kansas public school students to sign a form before their children can take sex education has been advanced by the House Education Committee and will go to the House floor.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:43am
A new state bill would revise current law to allow more teens and high schools to participate in dual enrollment programs. That’s an investment worth making, because preparing more students for college work saves money for families and taxpayers and increases postsecondary graduation rates.