Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:06am
The proposed legislation would require North Carolina school districts to set up plans allowing families to request a seat in any school in their home district or in any of the state’s other districts. School districts could deny the request for only a few reasons, with lack of space the principal one.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:02am
To ensure Wisconsin schools remain safe environments for learning, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced a new framework to improve school safety. It calls for action in mental health, climate and culture, physical environment and school administrative policies and procedures.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:00am
A new idea-sharing initiative for schools launched earlier this month in New York City. The Learning Partners program, set to more than triple in size next year, puts schools in groups of three with one school in charge of opening its doors to share what’s working for its teachers and students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:38pm
The state's school grading system will be delayed for a year. A key portion of the new bill would ensure that schools wouldn't receive sanctions or penalties as a result of school grades issued in 2015, the year being used as a baseline to measure schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:07pm
Montgomery County may need to increase its funding by $41.3 million more than originally proposed toward school construction projects. The extra funds would produce more than $1.5 billion for the county public schools’ capital improvement program for fiscal years 2015 through 2020.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:48pm
Dale Skinner, high school principal in Natchitoches Parish since 2010, was elected as the district’s next superintendent. He will take the place of Derwood Duke, who announced in January that he would be retiring.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:30am
Lawmakers reached a deal on K12 education funding that will pump more than $100 million into maintenance and construction for traditional public schools statewide. Charter schools, however, were given only three-quarters of the $91 million they received last year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:27am
The state has launched an online database detailing public school construction costs since 2007. The site will give taxpayers more insight into how Texas public school districts have accumulated a third of all outstanding debt issued by local governments.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:07am
Starting with the winter athletic season, competitive cheerleading teams in New York will be subject to safety requirements similar to other high school sports. Those include certification requirements for coaches, mandatory rest days between competitions and limits on season length.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:02am
The Louisiana House voted to prohibit the state's school superintendent, members of the Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and their family members from doing personal business with the Department of Education.