Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:02pm
Mackin Educational Resources has teamed up with DK Publishing to include more than 2,000 of DK's e-books in the MackinVIA collection. Mackin customers will now have access to over 300,000 e-books, digital audiobooks and databases.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:57pm
Lawmakers voted down a plan that would have allowed advertising on school buses in Beech Grove, Franklin Township and Zionsville. Some hope to revive the measure in 2015. Although the advertising won Senate approval, the language was removed by House lawmakers during a conference committee.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:50pm
The Senate's budget committee approved a bill responding to Kansas Supreme Court orders to correct unconstitutional inequities in public school funding that carried an annual price tag of $129 million. The committee also endorsed a bill combining $50 million in state school aid cuts with $9.5 million in per-pupil base state support.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:45pm
Portland Public Schools' officials are looking to add more than 180 full-time positions across the district, including 150 teachers. The proposed spending plan is close to $505 million, nearly $41 million more than current spending levels.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:28pm
For two decades now, education reformers have promoted a two-track strategy for improving our schools with standards-based structure and school choice. However, some degree of transparency and accountability is essential for all choice schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:47am
The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District has finalized its contract with newly appointed Superintendent Anthony Azar. He is set to begin on June 2 as the acting superintendent and start his official contract on July 1.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:43am
Framingham High School Principal Michael Welch has been picked by Massachusetts' Dedham School Committee as the town’s new superintendent. Starting July 1, he will succeed retiring Superintendent June Doe.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:35am
Edgenuity has been selected by the San Francisco USD to serve as the district’s online learning provider for all 17 high schools. SFUSD is the seventh largest district in California and serves over 55,000 students each year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:31am
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has declared the week of March 31-April 4, 2014 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:25am
Two bills have been submitted to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber that would decrease the number of school board members, shift much of the board and superintendent’s power to over 80 principals and create community enrollment zones.