Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:52am
Reading the headline news in The Huffington Post recently, I was struck by the marked contrast between two articles: The Impact section featured a story about seven-year-old Zora Ball, the youngest person to create a mobile app, while the front page featured a story about governmental leaders sabotaging peace agreements and maneuvering to instigate war. A child, new to our formal education system, is exercising creative power; while adults, graduates of our most esteemed universities, are exercising destructive power.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:48am
Superintendents of public school districts in Michigan's Washtenaw County are discussing ways to bring in more funding for special education—which could mean a proposal before voters in November. State law allows for intermediate school districts to levy a tax for special education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:47am
The North Carolina Board of Education unanimously voted not to renew PACE Academy’s charter, based on the recommendation of the state’s charter school advisory board. The school will have 60 days to appeal the decision.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:38am
Two state lawmakers are chastising Oklahoma school districts that are planning to give teachers and students a day off so they can lobby for more education funding at the state Capitol.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:34am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's somewhat bruised effort to improve public school education took a backseat recently to initiatives aimed at adding preschool seats and making a college education available to more residents. Malloy saved the end of his State of the State address to push for universal preschool by expanding state-supported early childhood education spaces by 4,000 over the next five years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 3:52pm
After he heard about the children in Utah whose school lunches were thrown out because their parents were behind on payments, Kenny Thompson was worried about the elementary school kids he tutored and mentored in Houston, Texas. So he went in to check whether they were getting the proper nutrition. What he found disappointed him.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:41am
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, seeking Democratic nomination, says the portable classrooms, leaky roofs and inadequate bathrooms cited as issues at many aging schools are not hallmarks of the best education system in the nation, but rather symbols of a system that serves some and not others.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:37am
Two big Eastside school districts with swelling enrollments — Bellevue and Lake Washington — are seeking well over $1 billion between them on next week’s special ballot to build new schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:31am
To brace for the shortfall, the $4 billion school district is putting aside spare dollars and closely watching monthly collections. For instance, an item that saves $18 million by reducing spending and transferring costs is included on next week’s School Board agenda.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:29am
After working with 26 other states to create common standards for K-12 science education, South Dakota has decided against adopting the Next Generation Science Standards. State's education secretary says teachers should write a different set of standards for the state.