Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:17pm
An amended version of a bill that would allow victims and relatives of school violence to sue school districts passed out of committee in the Colorado House. The bill would raise a school's responsibility for safety to a duty of "reasonable care" and creates an exemption to governmental immunity that protects against most lawsuits.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:02pm
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a sweeping overhaul of Detroit's education system, including a proposal to split Detroit Public Schools in two as a way to eliminate its crippling debt but at the expense of other districts across Michigan.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:42am
The state's top court upheld the ability of school districts to use an alternative form of financing to build school additions that doesn’t require voter approval. It has implications for districts across the state that build additions or purchase equipment through lease-purchase arrangements instead of by issuing bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:34am
The costs for Steamboat Springs School District's four potential capital projects range from $54 million to $80 million for construction alone, and could exceed $100 million when other associated costs are added.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:23am
The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments during a visit to the Ann Arbor high school in an effort to introduce students to the workings of the state's highest appellate court.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:00am
A bill that would pause the state’s obligation to reimburse school construction debt payments will become law without Gov. Bill Walker’s signature. The governor said confusion surrounding the House’s failure to adopt the effective date clause and a retroactivity provision in the bill contributed to his decision not to sign the bill.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:53am
Arts programs have long suffered cuts as schools adjust to meeting the growing demands of academic performance and standardized tests. Yet the Common Core standards mention the arts frequently. Students are expected to analyze paintings, music and theater and create their own works of art.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:48am
The Developmental Reading Assessment - Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad app guides teachers through the formative reading assessment as they observe, record and evaluate changes in reading performances of students in grades K-8.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:44am
SunGard K-12 Education has selected Parchment as its premier provider for the secure transmission of electronic academic credentials, including transcripts, for the nearly 1,400 public school districts and charter schools using SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS student information system.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:39am
Curriculum Foundry will integrate with Google Drive starting next school year. The integration allows districts using Google Apps for Education to share the lessons, units and courses they have created in Learning.com's digital content solution.