Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:39am
Students have been prohibited from carrying backpacks for years at Franklin Regional, but they are now being asked to replace the allowed drawstring bags with clear plastic bags provided by the schools. The precaution is intended to "bring an added sense of safety and security during the school day as the school community continues to heal," said district spokeswoman Mary Catherine Reljac.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:31am
The Massachusetts city's proposed $446 million school budget for fiscal year 2015 will cut central office positions by 20 percent, mostly through attrition, and institute a hiring freeze to avoid layoffs of teachers. State funding will barely increase while federal grant money will decrease.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:15am
The Warsaw Community Schools named David Hoffert as superintendent of schools. He will replace Craig Hintz, who is retiring as of June 30. Hoffert currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer in the school district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:09am
The Barrow County Board of Education has chosen Chris McMichael, current executive director of teaching and learning, as their choice to take the helm of the district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:52pm
Oakland's school board approved a four-year contract for a new superintendent, Antwan Wilson, who will start his job July 1. The current assistant superintendent at Denver Public Schools will takes over from interim Superintendent Gary Yee.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:45pm
Calcasieu Parish School System in Lake Charles, La., has selected Teachscape to support the effectiveness of teachers and administrators in its 21 priority schools. The district, the fifth largest in the state, will help educators engage in collaborative professional learning based on instructional data collected during teacher evaluations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:27pm
Contrary to what often passes for conventional wisdom, the state’s public schools are not broken. But they do face a looming crisis. As the student dropout rate decreases, the teacher “dropout rate” is skyrocketing. If resources are not dedicated to pay teachers more now, the children and state will pay a hefty price.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:23pm
The School Nutrition Association and a number of schools are calling on Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ease up on the next round of federal healthy food requirements, due July 1.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:15pm
Making a case for a massive infusion of new funding, Philadelphia School District officials told the city council that it had an obligation to do more. Without $216 million in new funding, the district may increase class sizes to up to 41 students, lay off 1,000 employees including teachers and cancel union contracts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:51pm
Hooda Math launched three new games: Integer Tilt, Sand Grid and Time Punch. The games review essential math concepts like integers, coordinate pairs and telling time in an engaging way. All three games cover Common Core grade level standards and are equipped with an email reporting feature.