Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:47pm
The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill aimed at greatly narrowing the federal role in public education that was expanded under No Child Left Behind. No Democrat voted for the bill, called the Student Success Act, and the Obama administration has threatened to veto it.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:41pm
Slightly more than half of all reported incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation happened at middle schools across the state. High schools reported 26 percent of bullying cases, while elementary schools had the fewest bullying incidents -- 18 percent.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:34pm
Parents of Summit school children received that news in an email sent mid-afternoon on Friday, July 19. The reasons for these changes are “the responsibility to put the safety of our students foremost,” the letter said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:25pm
Members of the Local School Council at Dyett High School say their principal has advised them he can’t pay for enough teachers with the budget he was issued from Chicago Public Schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:49pm
It is reported that Michael Hairston, in 2010 president of the Fairfax Education Association, called cursive “a dying art.” He also said, “Cursive writing is a traditional skill that has been replaced with technology.” Other anti-cursive educators refer to cursive as “obsolete.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:40pm
Nearly two dozen parents, teachers, scientists and advocacy groups commented at the state Department of Education hearing on the Next Generation Science Standards. The broad set of guidelines will revamp content in grades K-12 and help meet requirements from a 2009 law that called for improving education.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:22pm
Board members voted to approve a guaranteed maximum price of $4,168,199 to be paid to Hammond Construction to complete the project. The figure includes $3,865,745 to cover subcontracted work, $155,832 for construction personnel costs, and Hammond's fee of $53,491.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 2:05pm
The Democrat said in a statement Friday that she's "going to keep fighting to try and bring relief to Newtown and every community that has experienced unimaginable tragedy" and allow them to apply for federal funds to help cover construction costs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:58am
The administrative law judge who presided over the reinstatement hearings of five suspended DeKalb County (Ga.) school board members has ruled that two failed to make a case for remaining in office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 5:36pm
Perry Campbell was appointed to fill the board seat vacated by the death of Stacie Olson. Campbell, who will have to run for election in November, will be sworn in at the August board meeting.