Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:51pm
State enrollment figures for the past five school years show that more than a third of central Ohio’s 49 districts have steadily added students, growing as much as 21 percent. In the rest of the state, most districts’ enrollments have declined.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:21pm
A Grand Junction district is denying allegations of grade inflation after several teachers testified that administrators pressured them to avoid giving students D's and F's in order to minimize complaints from parents and ensure extracurricular eligibility.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 11:06pm
Last week's tragedy can't help but invoke memories of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The difference today is that, because the Murrysville, Pa., perpetrator chose to use knives, victims' families can look forward to a future with their loved ones—instead of planning their funerals.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:25am
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:21pm
Keith Laser, who has been superintendent of Calais' schools for less than a year, is headed to Lincoln to lead Regional School Unit 67 for the next three years. Laser is currently under a two-year contract with Calais as well.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:40pm
In 2007, about 200,000 teachers started in the education workforce, one of the largest groups of beginners to join public schools in a single year. New research shows many of them remain teachers, despite one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:31pm
Seven pilot programs will receive $120,000 Believe and Prepare grants from the Department of Education to create full-year residencies or apprenticeships for aspiring teachers. The programs may partner with teacher preparation programs to redesign theory-based academic coursework into school-based, practice-oriented coursework.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:26pm
A slowdown in revenue has Baltimore officials looking for budget adjustments that won't require the system to raid its rainy-day fund or cut central office positions and programs. The $31 million deficit in next year's budget is due to a decrease in grant funding, fluctuating financial commitments and a halt to rapid growth in enrollment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:55pm
Clark County's board approved a $2.2 billion budget for the 2014-2015 school year that includes money for more teachers, assistant principals, deans, buses, school support staff and full-day kindergarten classrooms. The district expects a $61 million increase in revenue and plans to eliminate $7 million in contracts.