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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:07pm
Currently, charter students in Pennsylvania who want to play multiple sports must play for their school teams if that sport is offered and, for other sports, may play on teams at their neighborhood public school. A proposal is being introduced that would limit sports programs at charter schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:27pm
Faced with a $75 million shortfall, the Camden City School District announced plans to eliminate 575 positions, resulting in as many as 400 layoffs. The layoffs are attributed to declining enrollment, overspending and cuts in federal funding. The cuts amount to a 32 percent reduction in central office staffing and 20 percent in school staffing.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:15pm
In addition to four other school renovations totaling over $116 million, Lowell's school board voted to make the proposed $245.4 million addition and renovation of Lowell High School its priority building project. The city is submitting funding requests for all five projects to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for potential reimbursement.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:50pm
Maine's high school graduation rate has gone up 6 percent over the past four years, according to the state Department of Education. Right now, the gap between the overall number of graduates in Maine and those that make it to commencement having mastered reading and math is around 37 percent.