Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:28pm
In many states, the negotiation process between school districts and teachers unions is changing as new legislation gives administrators more freedom to pass reforms without collective bargaining.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:25pm
The secret to a strong neighborhood and community does not start with a recreation or events center. It starts with great schools. If a city and county are going to spend money to make the community great, they should get serious about making their school districts the best in the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:08pm
If Tennessee adopts a new school voucher program, the question arises whether enough private schools will participate to feed the demand envisioned by lawmakers. An ongoing market analysis sponsored by the Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development suggests a severe shortage in seats.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:43pm
Experts are divided on whether colleges are exercising more caution about awarding the tuition-saving credit that has been a major selling point for the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:52pm
A $500 million package cleared a major hurdle in the state Legislature. The two bills awaiting a final vote aim to use the improving tax collections to backfill K12 budgets. The measures raise per-pupil funding, give charters more funding and help schools pay for full-day kindergarten.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:10am
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:07am
Students involved in sexting inappropriate images at a Barrington middle school are now facing more serious consequences as a criminal investigation has been launched rather than punishments through the school's student discipline code.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:01am
TabPilot Learning Systems released Tablet Manager 4.0, expanding features that allow for classroom control, monitoring, and management of tablets in shared-use environments.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:57am
Extreme Networks and Pro Football Hall of Fame are partnering on education and community outreach in K12 districts across the country. Extreme will be donating its IdentiFi Wireless and high performance switch technology to be distributed across multiple districts and powering the PFHOF’s Heart of a Hall of Famer series.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:51am
A measure was passed that would provide $2 million to keep the Normandy district open for the rest of the school year. Normandy was financially solvent prior to last summer’s state Supreme Court ruling that upheld the transfer law, which allows children in unaccredited districts to transfer to better schools at their home district's expense.