Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:12am
The Education Department claimed the forum was “co-opted by special interests.” Mr. King is quoted by the Albany Times Union as justifying the suspension because the “disruptions caused by the special interests have deprived parents of the opportunity to listen, ask questions and offer comments. ... Essentially, dialogue has been denied.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:08am
In January, the National Rifle Association, hoping to deflect criticism as well as efforts to tighten gun control laws, promoted a "more guns" national strategy for school safety. The so-called "School Shield Program" would furnish every school in America, regardless of size or grade level, with trained sharpshooters.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:58am
P.S. 207 is one of seven school buildings with a fire guard instead of a working alarm, and one of 30 schools with temporary boilers hooked up outside. These were supposed to be quick Band-Aids, to get kids and teachers back in the classrooms as soon as possible.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:55am
Up to $40 million per year in future taxes could go to public school construction under the proposal, which is before Colorado voters in the Nov. 5 mail ballot election.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:55am
The firehouse is still there, just as it was on the day of the shooting, except for the 26 bronze stars adorning its roof: one for each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The school is still there too, a short walk up the road, but not for long. This week, gates guarding one of the nation's most notorious crime scenes quietly swung open to heavy machinery and construction trucks as work began to demolish the campus where 20 first-graders and six school employees died Dec. 14.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:30pm
If sequestration continues, the pain for school districts dependent on impact aid will worsen.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:25pm
Since the outgoing mayor took office, New York City's high-school graduation rates are up. There are more high-quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:21pm
Providing Apple iPads to Los Angeles students will cost nearly $100 more apiece — or $770 per tablet, a new school district budget shows.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:19pm
Kansas City Public Schools will remain unaccredited for at least another year, putting the district a step closer to being forced to comply with a controversial student transfer law many fear could be financially devastating.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:17pm
School districts across Kentucky have maxed-out local property taxes in an effort to make up for cuts in state and federal funding in recent years. The result is an inequality among the state's 173 districts.