Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:51am
Raleigh County chose one of its own, Assistant Superintendent David Price, to lead the 30-school district as superintendent. He will replace Superintendent Jim Brown.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:45am
Administrator Robert R. Neu has been chosen to lead Oklahoma’s largest school district. He is currently superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in Washington, a 22,000-student district that is about half the size of Oklahoma City’s district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:40am
A new law is getting rid of a 2008 state-mandated graduation requirement for seniors to complete a yearlong culminating project. However, local school boards will ultimately be allowed to decide whether to keep the senior project for the class of 2015 and beyond.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:30am
Chicago is adding the International Baccalaureate model to five more elementary and middle schools this fall. The expansion covers about 1,500 students and will provide updated art, science and library facilities and training for teachers and staff.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:26am
Harrisburg revised its district recovery plan after finding $11 million in its coffers. As a result, employees will receive a payment covering the 5 percent salary cut taken this year and full-day kindergarten will continue. The tax increases originally anticipated when the district believed it was facing a $4.5 million deficit will not occur.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:10am
After reviewing graduation rates, Campbell County administrators realized a good number of students who were held back in elementary or middle school took the opportunity to legally leave school after they came of age. Plans to increase the graduation rate include a new junior high summer school program and high school credit classes at the middle school level.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:54am
Although districts across New York will be asking voters to approve budgets with tax hikes, the state will send rebate checks to most property owners. The rebates will be paid only in districts that keep tax increases below a state-set tax cap of nearly 2 percent. Approximately 94 percent will stay under the cap.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:42am
Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a top administrator in Maryland's Montgomery County school system, has been named as Hartford's next superintendent. She is expected to succeed Superintendent Christina Kishimoto on July 1.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:21am
Microsoft is officially releasing an advertisement-free version of its Bing search engine to all eligible K12 schools in the U.S. In addition, the no-charge Bing in the Classroom will automatically and strictly filter to help block adult content and disable the use of student searches for targeted advertising.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:01pm
A state school finance bill has been signed that will send millions of dollars to schools and end mandatory due process hearings before experienced teachers can be fired. It allocates $129 million to close gaps in the capital outlay fund and the local option budget fund.