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Ohio School Districts Seeking Levies Tell Voters State Aid Uncertain

Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.

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Conn. Special Ed Parents Want State's Input in Darien

Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.

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N.J. Department of Ed Gets 38 applications to Start New Charter Schools

One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.

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Monroeville (Ohio) Superintendent Switches Seats

Stubblebine, currently superintendent at Monroeville Schools, confirmed both sides have reached a tentative agreement when contacted Friday. The board is expected to approve his contract at 4:30 p.m. Monday at a special meeting.

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Cedar Falls Superintendent Mike Wells Says He's Excited for New Job

Ousted Cedar Falls Superintendent Mike Wells said he's excited for what's next: a job as the superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Community School District.

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Education Reform: Iowa Legislators Must Make Way for New Ideas

When legislators struggle just to pass modest education reform proposals, transforming our public school system can seem an impossible goal. And it would be if we asked lawmakers to devise a perfect plan to remake every Iowa school into a lean, mean, 21st Century learning machine.

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Pflugerville (Texas) Schools Names Interim Superintendent

McFarland is the district’s director of student affairs and had been principal of Hendrickson High School. He also was a superintendent in the Kerens and Stockdale school districts.

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Charters Are a Bright Spot in Education: Editorial

Most Americans are accustomed by now to hearing that our kids are lagging in basic skills when measured against other advanced countries. The glory days when we were global leaders are long gone, sadly.

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Texas Bill Proves School Vouchers Still Have no Traction in the House

This week, some state Republicans wanted the House to lap up private school vouchers, touted as a panacea by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Sen. Dan Patrick. But when it came time to vote, the house must not have been thirsty. Vouchers were shot down in a 103-43 vote.

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New School Meal Guidelines Can be Complicated, Yet Beneficial

Now schools are preparing for the new breakfast guidelines, which will go into effect next school year, and some are applying for grants to help implement and educate students about the new rules.

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