Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:11am
A judge cut prison sentences by more than half for three former Atlanta educators convicted in a cheating scandal. The former administrators were each given three years in prison rather than the seven years they received at the original sentencing.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:49pm
Students would take fewer tests and they would be administered closer to the end of the school year under an Ohio legislative panel's recommendations. The committee also said the state should find new vendors if the companies that provide the current tests don’t revamp them.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:45pm
The Maine Principals’ Association approved expanding the state’s high school basketball ranks from four to five classes beginning next winter. The five-class format was developed largely to address changing demographics throughout the state, including a shrinking student base and a southward population migration.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:38pm
A new bill will implement a $2 million grant program so more schools can offer breakfast in school. Schools where 70 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced-price lunches would be eligible for grants to help them implement the program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:17pm
An amended version of a bill that would allow victims and relatives of school violence to sue school districts passed out of committee in the Colorado House. The bill would raise a school's responsibility for safety to a duty of "reasonable care" and creates an exemption to governmental immunity that protects against most lawsuits.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:02pm
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a sweeping overhaul of Detroit's education system, including a proposal to split Detroit Public Schools in two as a way to eliminate its crippling debt but at the expense of other districts across Michigan.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:42am
The state's top court upheld the ability of school districts to use an alternative form of financing to build school additions that doesn’t require voter approval. It has implications for districts across the state that build additions or purchase equipment through lease-purchase arrangements instead of by issuing bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:34am
The costs for Steamboat Springs School District's four potential capital projects range from $54 million to $80 million for construction alone, and could exceed $100 million when other associated costs are added.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:23am
The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments during a visit to the Ann Arbor high school in an effort to introduce students to the workings of the state's highest appellate court.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:00am
A bill that would pause the state’s obligation to reimburse school construction debt payments will become law without Gov. Bill Walker’s signature. The governor said confusion surrounding the House’s failure to adopt the effective date clause and a retroactivity provision in the bill contributed to his decision not to sign the bill.