Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:03am
Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Task Force is drafting a master plan to ensure that every single child, regardless of race, income or ZIP code, gets a high-quality education. Particularly encouraging in the Task Force’s plan is the focus on early childhood education, especially early literacy.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:52am
The West Virginia School Building Authority has decided on how it would distribute $43 million in funding. Board members said they received $100 million in requests this year and chose to fund schools in small, rural counties.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:29am
The bill places limits on the private, nonsectarian school transfer option. The bill would modify the 1993 transfer law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay tuition and provide transportation for students who want to attend an accredited school in the same or adjacent county.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:24am
A new study from the University of Arkansas found that charters in Tennessee received 15.3 percent more funds than district schools from 2007 through 2011. On a national scale, the opposite was true with districts taking in more in per-pupil funds than charters in their states.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:06am
The proposed legislation would require North Carolina school districts to set up plans allowing families to request a seat in any school in their home district or in any of the state’s other districts. School districts could deny the request for only a few reasons, with lack of space the principal one.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:02am
To ensure Wisconsin schools remain safe environments for learning, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced a new framework to improve school safety. It calls for action in mental health, climate and culture, physical environment and school administrative policies and procedures.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:00am
A new idea-sharing initiative for schools launched earlier this month in New York City. The Learning Partners program, set to more than triple in size next year, puts schools in groups of three with one school in charge of opening its doors to share what’s working for its teachers and students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:38pm
The state's school grading system will be delayed for a year. A key portion of the new bill would ensure that schools wouldn't receive sanctions or penalties as a result of school grades issued in 2015, the year being used as a baseline to measure schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:07pm
Montgomery County may need to increase its funding by $41.3 million more than originally proposed toward school construction projects. The extra funds would produce more than $1.5 billion for the county public schools’ capital improvement program for fiscal years 2015 through 2020.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:48pm
Dale Skinner, high school principal in Natchitoches Parish since 2010, was elected as the district’s next superintendent. He will take the place of Derwood Duke, who announced in January that he would be retiring.