Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:16am
There are a lot of questions to be answered before school districts and the state can expect to effectively implement the new PARCC tests across the state. Until the Department of Education can firm up a cost estimate for these testing changes, lawmakers should indeed put this project on hold.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 1:07am
Edmonds School District recently banned edible treats in classroom parties, limiting them to three classroom celebrations per year. The district cited unhealthy eating with the frequency of parties and parents' possible economic hardships as reasons, instead encouraging non-food treats and favors.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:53am
California's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to a lawsuit by two former San Francisco bus mechanics who accuse a transportation company of supplying the city with unsafe school buses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:46am
Alabama high school students say they use tobacco products and a variety of illegal drugs at higher rates than the nationwide average, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:41am
The Department of Education's budget for arts education is set to get a multi-million dollar boost, and that could help some schools rebuild their their programs after years of budget cuts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:36am
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:20am
Hundreds of mostly poor minority students who used a controversial Missouri law to transfer out of failing schools will be sent back to their home districts next school year, following a battle in the legislature and several decisions by the department of education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 6:09pm
In addition to raising a new round of funding, STI has acquired a series of companies. The recent acquisitions include Chalkable, a grade book and educational content platform; Learning Earnings, an online behavior and performance incentive program; and Spiral Universe, a next generation SIS for the private school market.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:43pm
Greenville County Schools will be able to make its payments on its $1 billion BEST construction program, finish a new middle school construction and maintain its nearly 100 schools for the coming year without a tax increase. The school board approved issuing up to $99.5 million in general obligation bonds to take care of its facilities needs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:35pm
The Cleveland school board will back a $200 million extension of the city's 13-year school construction plan that would overhaul 20 existing schools or replace them with new buildings, as well as repair and update 23 others.