Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:22am
A recent survey of likely Michigan voters for the Michigan Association of School Boards showed overwhelming support for professional development and training for board members to meet the board's demanding responsibilities. Without this knowledge and awareness, boards are potentially liable for infractions against state laws and statutes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:16am
Enforcing tougher standards means more students, especially minorities, aren't making the grade as prospective Illinois teachers. That's a big concern because the state needs a diverse teaching cadre. Illinois state government's ill-guided solution: Ease the standards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:37pm
StudentFirst Academy's charter board, which won state approval to open the west Charlotte charter school in August, cited ever-deepening financial problems as it surrendered its state charter on April 3. On that night, board members began telling parents that their students’ last day would be April 11.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:28pm
The Bangor School Committee approved a $43.7 million budget for fiscal year 2015, an increase of 2.42 percent over this year’s budget. The increase is to accommodate the rising costs of personnel and utilities coupled with a nearly $1 million decrease in funding from the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:25pm
McLean County Medical Society is sponsoring a Human Anatomy Cadaver Dissection Lab for advanced-level high school students interested in careers in medicine. Labs, which will cost no money but offer no credit, will be limited to students who have the interest, maturity and intelligence to work on dissection.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:19pm
Under current state law, seniority is used as the sole factor in staffing decisions in Pennsylvania's districts, with the recent exception of Philadelphia. House Bill 1722 presents an opportunity for the state to fix this and protect excellent teachers by reforming the practice of seniority-based layoffs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:46pm
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:27pm
The Buffalo School Board voted to terminate Faith Morrison Alexander, a chief of school leadership, and Yamilette Williams, chief of curriculum, assessment and instruction, because they lacked the New York district leader certification needed to do their jobs. Despite earlier intentions to try to retain them as interns, there were too many job responsibilities they could not fulfill in that role.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:18pm
The new visual learning programs build on ST Math’s pre-K through fifth grade curricula and expand middle and high school offerings, which were limited to intervention and fluency programs. The new programs are ST Math: Grade 6, ST Math: Middle School Supplement and ST Math: High School Intervention.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:32pm
Eric Williams, currently superintendent for Virginia’s York County schools, will become the new superintendent overseeing Loudoun County Public Schools' more than 65,000 students as of this summer. He will succeed Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick III, who has served as superintendent for 23 years.