Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:10pm
In a bid to finance construction of new school facilities and to refund debts, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority offered $2.2 billion in bonds. The offering consisted of $1.75 billion of tax-exempt bonds and $442 million of federally taxable bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:56pm
Overcrowded K12 schools in the Florida county have led to a $562 million plan that includes 16 new school facilities and comprehensive renovations in three others. The most expensive project, at $97.8 million, is a new high school that will hold a capacity of nearly 3,000 students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:06pm
Allowing guns to be openly carried in public schools only exacerbates the fear and uncertainty of both staff and students. Enacting legislation banning guns in public schools would help provide students with the safe learning environment they need to focus on learning and exploring.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:02pm
It would give teachers — who have to return to classrooms in the heat of mid-August — the break they need to recharge their batteries and to spend more quality time with their own families. Students would have greater opportunity to learn life lessons outside the classroom and small businesses that lose seasonal workers would get a much-needed boost.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:59pm
The Clark County School District's almost 800 vacant teaching positions is a massive policy failure compounded by protectionism. By retaining bureaucratic barriers to the licensing of educators, the system is forced to fill hundreds of classrooms with substitute teachers, the very people those barriers are designed to keep out of schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:37pm
Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass the budget for Fiscal Year 2016 as three different protests took place across the city in opposition to some of the proposed cuts. The budget calls for $200 million in cuts and approval of more than $1 billion in bonds, after the board agreed to $1.2 billion last month.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:23am
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:47am
Nearly three of every four public school students in Nebraska met state standards in 2015, according to the state education commissioner. Overall this year, more Nebraska students met the state standards in reading, writing, math and science.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:10am
There are about 1,000 fewer kindergartners enrolled in Idaho's public schools this year than last year, continuing a three-year decline in kindergarten enrollment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:19am
About 20 percent of the students at Tech High are Somali. Following a bullying incident, the Minnesota district has been scrambling to address the criticism. It's added community and school liaison positions, more cultural awareness training for teachers and other moves designed to build closer ties between the school staff and the growing Somali student body.