Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:40am
A state Senate panel advanced legislation aimed at helping parish school boards struggling with school employee pension costs. The Retirement Committee voted to alter the payment schedule set for eradication of the Louisiana School Employees Retirement System’s long-term debt.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:38am
Houston County's board has named Mark Scott, former Northside High School principal and currently the assistant superintendent for human resources, as their choice to be their next superintendent. The board votes again on April 8 once his contract has been finalized to make the appointment official.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:31am
Even before a legislative task force issues its report on the needs of rural school districts, Wisconsin superintendents are saying the recommendations won't go far enough to address problems with funding and retaining talented teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:20am
Colorado's highest court will decide the constitutionality of a Douglas County district's pilot program that would use taxpayer dollars to offer private school vouchers to hundreds of students. The decision would help bring closure to a three-year legal battle.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:13am
Automated Logic Corporation, a provider of innovative building automation systems, announced the release of Eco-Screen, an interactive software application that showcases energy and conservation measures within a building.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:08am
The St. Paul school district began piloting the TipTxt two-way messaging service at Central High School and plans to expand it districtwide this year. The anonymous service is for students, staff and parents to send text messages to the district about bullying, theft, crime or other issues.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:53pm
Rosa Parks Elementary in North Portland could move to a year-round calendar, according to administrators. The pilot calendar would require students to attend some classes in June, July and August to help combat what educators call the "summer slide" in learning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:50pm
The Senate approved a bill that would require districts to provide students with the usual 1,062 instruction hours while the House has already approved a separate bill giving districts the power to eliminate up to 10 days. Kentucky districts remain in limbo as they attempt to finalize the calendar for a school year pocked with snow days.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:42pm
Three more charter schools in Broward County could be forced to shut their doors this year, bringing the number of closures to 15 in the last 20 months. It is an alarming failure rate that is prompting officials to call for more stringent rules from the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:41pm
A citywide coalition of community groups is demanding that 80% of $1 billion in new school funding headed to L.A. Unified be spent on needy students according to decisions made by local schools rather than district bureaucrats.