Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:19pm
Broward County gave initial approval to a policy that would prevent tobacco products on any school property, even outdoors or while parked inside a car. The current policy allows district employees and parents to smoke in designated areas.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:59pm
Racial Justice Now is calling upon the Dayton district to reduce out-of-school suspensions, citing that the district's suspensions rate is four times higher than the state average. In addition, the community activist group said there is a racial disparity, with black students being suspended more often than other students for the same behavior.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:54pm
The Oakland USD has nominated Antwan Wilson as its new superintendent. Wilson, currently an assistant superintendent with the Denver Public Schools, will take over the 46,000-student district from the acting superintendent, Dr. Gary Yee.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:03pm
A new charter—linked to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center—is being proposed to give troubled youths a better chance to succeed academically. The Alternatives in Education nonprofit is also proposing the Public Safety Academy charter for students interested in police, firefighting and homeland security careers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:06pm
Some schools have banned leggings outright. Others have set limits. It might seem a reasonable enough request at a time when school dress codes are common and often supported by teachers and administrators. But how far is too far? And do schools sometimes go too far in pushing back?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:33pm
Odysseyware has added more refinements to its online curriculum platform's new user interface. With the redesigned Notes feature, both students and teachers can now write multiple notes directly in the margins of every assignment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:28pm
SMART Technologies released the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, it offers ultra-HD 4K resolution to teachers and administrators.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:10pm
The state’s top school board would be prohibited from approving charter schools in districts rated A, B or C under a bill that won narrow approval in the House Education Committee. The proposal would apply in cases where the school was rejected by the local school board.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
With voter approval of Proposition G, Lindbergh Schools officials in St. Louis are looking to fast track the construction of a new elementary school. A total of $23.9 million of the $34 million bond issue will fund the construction, designed to address the district's aggressive enrollment growth.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:55pm
In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end to disciplinary fines is under consideration in Illinois.