Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:00am
Forty-four Mississippi schools districts — the largest number in the Southeast — remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight. Legal battles over school desegregation have persisted since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:55pm
High school graduation rates are up slightly statewide, and so are the numbers of seniors earning high enough marks on state English and math exams to be deemed ready for college, the state Education Department reported.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:52pm
Six months after the Obama administration issued new recommendations on classroom discipline – seeking to end what it sees as racial disparities – the federal government is investigating the Hillsborough County school district for its practices in dealing with violations of school rules.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:06pm
Beth Niedermeyer, assistant superintendent at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, will head up Noblesville School District as superintendent. She is replacing Libbie Conner, who retires September 1, 2014.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:57pm
Gregory Myers has been named as Millbury's next superintendent. The Quaboag Regional Middle-High School principal replaces Superintendent Susan T. Hitchcock, who will retire in mid-August.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:49pm
In California, 58 percent of foster youths graduated from high school their senior year in 2009-2010. A program in Los Angeles County has been aiming to reverse that trend. Under the initiative, a group of social workers tracks the academic progress of foster children and makes sure they stay on the path to graduation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:37pm
New York’s school composting efforts are part of an expanding citywide program in which residents are being asked to separate their scraps for pickups by city sanitation trucks. The city is also teaming up with districts in cities nationwide to make bulk purchases of compostable plates.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:29pm
Continuous improvement is the hallmark of healthy organizations and systems. The common core standards are directed at improvement of student, teacher and school performance. By devoting the same attention and rigor to improving the standards themselves, they can evolve to deliver the maximum benefit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:24pm
Administrators have shown they can work out the kinks of their new, healthier meal programs and increase student participation. Giving temporary waivers for the school meal nutrition requirements will enable schools who haven't done well adjusting to the new changes more time to creatively implement the programs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:09pm
The CK-12 Foundation has added the high school-level journalism FlexBook by Nina Scott to its free library of open-source textbooks.