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.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:34am
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:59pm
Charter schools are here to stay in North Carolina. Some supporters thought open-government laws applied to the charters. As charter school numbers increase, however, the ability of the taxpayers to keep track of just how their money is spent is shrinking. State lawmakers should plug that apparent hole in the charter school law.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:58pm
A referendum to build a new Wisconsin Dells high school went down in defeat with only a five-vote spread between those against and in favor of the $30 million project. The current high school would have been remodeled and converted to a middle school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:48pm
Casio America introduced its first LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector. With brightness up to 3100 lumens and an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio’s new XJ-UT310WN is primarily designed for the education market with application tools that integrate with mobile technologies in the classroom.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:39pm
Paola voters approved Paola USD 368’s proposed $17 million school bond. Bond plans will include safety and security improvements at all of the schools, tornado shelters at all district facilities, renovations to the middle school and various other projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:17pm
Parkview School District voters approved general obligation bonds in the amount of $17 million to renovate two schools. The construction referendum passed by only 26 votes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:38pm
Amid a $1.7 billion backlog in funding, school officials and building industry representatives are asking lawmakers to overhaul the way Pennsylvania pays for public school construction. The state’s Planning and Construction Workbook is an 11-step process for local districts to get reimbursed by the state for renovations and new building.