Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:43am
More than a third of Columbus City Schools’ 9.01-mill levy and bond request would go toward keeping the Ohio district operating for at least four more years. An additional 11 percent of the levy, on the Nov. 5 ballot as Issue 50, would be earmarked for expanding the district’s high-performing schools.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:40am
A Cook County, Ill. judge ousted a south suburban school district board president from office due to a felony forgery conviction nearly 30 years ago but Kenneth Williams said he intends to continue running the board. Williams was elected to the Thornton Township High School District 205 board in 2009 and re-elected for another four-year term in April, despite widespread knowledge that he had been convicted of forgery in Indiana in 1985.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:37am
The Boy Scout motto of "be prepared" equally applies to today's school nurses, who not only deal with the typical bruises and tummy aches that have always been part of school life, but must now contend with a student population that is increasingly more medically fragile. As school systems face budget cuts, nurses must also adapt to a "migrant" lifestyle as they are assigned to several schools during a work week.
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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:51pm
High school students in Fairfax County, Va., may soon get to hit the snooze button, as the district partners with sleep specialists to delay school start times in hopes of raising academic achievement and improving student health.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:48pm
Glendale USD in southern California has taken an unprecedented step in bullying and crime prevention by paying a company to analyze students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:45pm
Teachers are the single most important factor in student learning. Yet, our field as a whole spends little time ensuring that only the best teachers enter our classrooms—and even less time ensuring that the best teachers feel supported.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:36pm
Districts that don’t have a full time chief technology officer may have a harder time keeping up with E-rate modernization and the shift to online testing, technology experts say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:33pm
The job now emands collaborative leadership, instructional skills, and (don’t forget) cutting edge technical expertis.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:30pm
Some educators are making a push to bring a renewed emphasis to social studies, as subjects like history and civics have taken a backseat to math, science and English in the nation’s rush to improve academic achievement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 2:03pm
While some districts are leaning toward year-round schedules, some are actually shortening the week as budgets continue to drop and state officials allow scheduling flexibility.