Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:57pm
Senate Bill 6552 would require most school districts to implement a 24-credit graduation standard starting with the class of 2019. A 24-credit diploma is something lawmakers identified as a goal five years ago, but never have required.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:51pm
Baltimore City is working to raise tuition again for students who live outside of the district but attend city schools. If it passes, it would be the largest increase in almost a decade and the third highest for non-resident students in Maryland.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:47pm
A higher number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools. That’s more than double the number of districts in the two lowest categories just two years ago.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:24pm
Parents may soon be able to freely pick their child’s public school for the next school year, regardless of neighborhood or school feeder pattern, thanks to a new proposal to open enrollment for all of Duval’s 117,000 public school students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:19pm
The South Bay movement to fast-track the opening of charter schools has been dealt a setback, with a court ruling that California's Santa Clara County Board of Education lacks the authority to exempt charter schools from local zoning rules while deciding where to place campuses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:30pm
Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:16pm
The board voted to close Lower Milford Elementary School in several years and demolish Hopewell Elementary School. The district would then build a 57,000-square-foot school on the Hopewell property. The plan will cost $17.75 million with no set timeline.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:00pm
The Jasper County School District has initiated litigation concerning the design and construction of specific elements of two school sites. After investigating the cause of sinkholes, defects in the construction of the underground storm water system have been identified.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:50pm
New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:27pm
Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis released its new 3.0 version in four editions–Corporate, Education, Hospitality and Government. The mobile emergency management product is available as an iOS and Android app and now includes incident reporting capabilities and a host of new data security features.