Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:01pm
Cabarrus County's board approved $15.5 million in capital outlay funding for one school replacement and $16 million for a new elementary school despite a projected significant gap between the estimated construction cost and the amount funded.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:57pm
Follett and MetaMetrics are continuing to partner on education-focused content and reading data to help educators connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources. In addition to other collaborations, Follett is currently integrating MetaMetrics' Lexile measures into its Follett Shelf Classroom Connections.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:55am
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:34pm
A bill to maintain the Louisiana city's newly built and renovated public school buildings cleared the House Education Committee. The city is in the middle of an unprecedented school rebuilding plan paid for by $1.8 billion, mostly from FEMA.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:20pm
The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Meria Carstarphen as the new superintendent. Transferring from Austin, Texas, Carstarphen replaces Erroll Davis, who will retire after joining the district three years ago in the wake of the school system's cheating scandal.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:11pm
The first year of an Anchorage district's perfect attendance incentive program is almost over. Compared to last school year, first quarter absences dropped 21 percent. Over 12,000 elementary students and more than 400 high school students are still eligible for the Disneyland vacation and free car prizes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:03pm
Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:45pm
A Florida high school wants to set a dress code for parents. It’s highly unlikely that the dress code for parents could be enforced, but a Broward County School Board member would like the situation to be addressed by principals.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:39pm
Wake County officials said 600 teachers have quit since the school year began, a 41 percent increase over the same number who had resigned as of this time last year. The county has the largest school system in the state, employing nearly 9,000 teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:34pm
Let’s press the mute button on politically driven denunciations and work together on the shared mission of all public schools, traditional and charter: to provide great educational services for children.