Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:24pm
A bill that began as a straight ban on implementing the Common Core but now focuses on a process to adopt new standards won approval in the Missouri Senate. In the meantime, the Common Core statewide assessments that sparked the push for this bill would be used in schools starting next year.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:13pm
Common Core would be replaced with education standards developed in South Carolina by the 2015-16 school year. The bill, which passed 42-0, is a compromise of legislation that initially sought to repeal the math and reading standards that have been rolled out in classrooms statewide.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:59pm
Chicago Public Schools has released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College Prep and annexes for four overcrowded schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:55pm
The Iowa Department of Education plans to issue guidance to school districts that use free and reduced-price meal data to help determine attendance boundaries. The move comes in the wake of a heated school board discussion over the use of numbers from the federal meals program to redraw elementary school boundaries.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:46pm
Philadelphia schools has released a progress report that shows three times as many high schools require intervention as compared to successful “models.” Six high schools were categorized as “models,” nine were marked as needing reinforcement, 12 as needing watching and 18 as needing intervention.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:33pm
Indiana schools could face sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law if the state cannot satisfactorily answer U.S. Department of Education concerns in 60 days about its plans for instituting its new standards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:06am
The TeacherFit Urban K12 teacher applicant prescreening assessment from Aspex Solutions will allow principals and hiring managers to identify teachers who are most likely to be effective teachers in an urban school setting.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:19am
Lawmakers simplified the complicated school grading formula. They created new scholarship accounts for children with special needs. And they directed a record-high $11 billion in state funding to the K-12 education system.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:12am
Extrapolating from a survey of American high school students by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers found that bullied students who are threatened or injured by a weapon on school property were eight times more likely to then choose, themselves, to carry a weapon to campus.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:33am
After a sharply-charged debate that touched on the law, immigration and America, a divided Florida Senate voted in favor of letting students who live in the country illegally qualify for in-state college tuition rates.