Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:30pm
Rodney E. Watson has been named the lone finalist for the superintendent position for the Spring ISD. He will oversee operations and staff at 53 campuses. Watson currently serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Houston ISD, which has over 210,000 students and 30,000 employees.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:21pm
The Augusta County School Board named a replacement for departing Superintendent Chuck Bishop. Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Eric Bond will take over the position as of July 1. Bishop announced his resignation to accept the superintendent’s position in Clarke County.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:07pm
Longtime San Francisco school district administrator Janet Schulze will be the new superintendent of the Pittsburg Unified School District. She will leave her position as assistant superintendent of high schools in San Francisco later this month to replace Linda Rondeau, Pittsburg Unified's retiring superintendent, on July 1.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:18pm
The state’s largest teachers union will file a lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court this month against a controversial education bill. Lawmakers increased the amount of funding for public schools to comply with a Kansas Supreme Court decision in March that cited funding inequities among districts, particularly among poorer and wealthier districts. But lawmakers coupled the increase in funding with policy reforms.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:47pm
Rex Gearheart has been picked to become the Bristol school system’s new superintendent in Virginia. Formerly the system’s assistant superintendent, Gearheart replaces Mark Y. Lineburg, who has been selected as the new superintendent of the Winchester Public School District.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:29pm
When Superintendent Karen Garza started her job at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia last July, she had barely unpacked when she found a perfect storm of budget planning: increased enrollment, deferred retirement system contributions and a major uptick in students needing ESOL services.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:05pm
The federal push to provide all students with high-speed broadband and mobile devices is kicking into high gear, with over a billion dollars pledged for school technology and an overhaul of the program that provides discount internet access.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:32pm
Common Core assessments are making testing easier for students with special needs, experts say. The computer-based exams include tools such as on-screen calculators and read-aloud instructions to enhance accessibility for students with disabilities while keeping them in the classroom with their peers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 3:25pm
The boom in affordable laptops and mobile devices has left the clunky computers of the past piling up in storage rooms in many schools. Recycling is the best way to properly dispose of outdated technology instead of allowing it to collect dust or to break down in landfills.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:41pm
Binghamton School District will be using digital signage technology from Tightrope Media Systems to deliver information inside the school and over the web. Using Tightrope’s Carousel digital signage solution, the school will broadcast feeds on classroom SMART Boards and large monitors, which will also be replicated on the school’s website.