Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:56pm
Health services for California students with special health care needs vary greatly by school district, are provided by a variety of school staff, operate under a confusing patchwork of regulations and are often underfunded, according to a new study.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:58am
Both SMARTER Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in part recommend districts having: Windows 8 OS or newer for tablets; external keyboards; and 1 GHz or faster processor and 9.5-inch or larger screen size on devices.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:41pm
Legislators have passed a $137.9 billion budget, enacting a plan that includes boosting education aid by $1.1 billion, expanding pre-K with $340 million, delaying aspects of the Common Core education standards and prohibiting the state from sending identifiable student information to private third parties.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:36pm
Public districts, both with and without a truancy problem, should put a system into place that involves parents in their child’s education. The technology that allows administrations to inform parents of their children’s truancy records needs to be improved and mandated at a state level.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:07pm
Voters in Wisconsin Dells will decide Tuesday on a $30 million proposal to build a high school and convert the existing high school into a middle school.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:05pm
In 2011, then Centinela Valley school board member Sandra Suarez made what she thought was a simple request: How much was the school district spending on legal fees with its top law firm, and what duties was the firm performing?
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:03pm
Durango School District 9-R sharply reduced the percentage of students overall it suspended, expelled or referred to law enforcement from 2009-10 to 2012-13.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:58pm
The lawsuit stemmed from the school board voting in April 2013 to dismiss Helisse Palmore, then principal of Barack Obama Elementary School, David Evans of the Academy of Music & Art, and James Thomas of the Academy of Business & Law, along with three administrators.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:57pm
With state support of public education and teacher salaries among the lowest in the nation, teachers, educators and school administrators are urging lawmakers to restore funding for public education to at least levels it had reached prior to the Great Recession, when revenue shortfalls forced spending cuts to education and other public services.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 6:55pm
A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city schools came under fire Saturday. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Kelvin Adams invited input at a public forum on his plan. He certainly got it.