Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:17am
Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District since 2008, was awarded a four-year contract by the San Lorenzo school board. He will replace Superintendent Dennis Byas, who is retiring at the end of the month.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:08am
Gerri Martin currently serves as the superintendent of McDowell County Schools, where she has been since July 2012. She will join Orange County in October.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 9:02am
Karen Lewis was an assistant superintendent in the Highland Park district and is set to receive $167,000 annually as per her five-year contract.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:29pm
Facing an “unprecedented” public reaction, the Illinois State Board of Education put off a vote Thursday repealing state rules that limit the number of special education students in classrooms.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:26pm
For decades, the Anoka Hennepin School District in Minnesota has been a strong proponent of parent involvement in all preK12 programming. The research in this area is consistent, positive, and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:18pm
Pam Stewart is used to coming off the bench in a pinch for the Florida Department of Education. Now she’s joined the starting line-up. We don’t know whether to offer her congratulations or condolences.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:13pm
Earlier this summer, McCrory announced his intention to use $30 million of Race to the Top money for an Education Innovation Fund that would reward 1,000 top teachers with $10,000 stipends. The proposal was met with criticism by State Board of Education members at a meeting shortly after his announcement.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:03pm
Some Horry County residents who want to repeal the state’s adoption of new standards for South Carolina schools have organized a group to educate people about the Common Core initiative and stop the changes that already have begun.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 12:16pm
Supporters say the reason to get excited about TransformSC is the grassroots support it has generated since it was launched in May as a way to transform South Carolina by transforming the way children are taught.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:49am
Government should be run like a business. That mantra spills from the mouths of Republicans and Democrats a lot these days. And it's often used about education, as a way to justify spending cuts. If bloated school districts would just manage their money better, they wouldn't even feel the effects of budget cuts, so the thinking goes.