Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:38pm
SB47, from Sen. John Coghill, relates to boarding schools. It increases the per-pupil monthly stipend to cover room and board expenses and expands to schools that started after 2005 eligibility for the stipend program.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:35pm
Superintendent Greg Gray said $30 million worth of work is scheduled to be completed this summer. It’s part of an $88.4 million bond issue voters approved last year.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:30pm
The Ranch Academy’s Superintendent, Melissa Pardue, needed a customizable observation solution to meet the unique needs of their campuses in Tyler and Canton Texas where teacher support and collaboration are top priorities.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:26pm
The innovative team at Northwest ISD (NISD) is leading the way in Texas by adding new geo-visual technology to their set of district analytic tools. GuideK12 is thrilled that NISD leadership selected GuideK12 to save them time and support data-driven decisions to enable their rapidly evolving planning needs. The GuideK12 platform visualizes student data on an interactive map to allow real-time analysis for academic needs, boundary planning, capacity analysis, and resource placement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:11pm
More than 80 percent of iNaCA graduates will continue their education and immediately enter four-year colleges and universities or community colleges and approximately 19% will attend vocational schools, enter the military, start careers or pursue other plans.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 4:06pm
Net Texts, developed to make iPads, tablets, Android devices, and the PC more useful education devices in the classroom, has now added the Net Texts Reader. With Net Texts Reader, students can open an instructional audio or video item in a corner of their screen to enhance the course work assigned to them by teachers through the Net Texts OER (open education resources) system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:24pm
The Hartford, Conn. school board rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of the district's education reform efforts through mid-2016.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:17pm
The Tucson Unified School District's governing board voted 4-1 to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:57pm
The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:37pm
Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been named superintendent for the Wake County (N.C.) school system. Merrill, who worked at Wake schools as an English teacher for 16 years early in his career, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.