Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:01pm
With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:49pm
Arson is suspected in a three-alarm fire that heavily damaged the Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne overnight and may force it to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, authorities said. The blaze followed a series of bomb threats at the school that stopped about two weeks ago, said Fire Chief Daniel Kortan.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:46pm
Longview Elementary School, at 12th Street and Indian School Road in Phoenix, Ariz., was evacuated after administrators received a phone call about a bomb threat on Thursday. Students were momentarily moved to Montecito Community School, which was closed down two years ago and is still maintained by Osborn School District.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:39pm
Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:44am
CITGO Petroleum Corporation has launched its Fueling Education Promotion, a new program with ClassWish that offers teachers, student teachers and PTA/PTO members a chance to win $1,000 in school supplies for their classrooms.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:32pm
Rosters are kept for each bus. Each driver also has pertinent information on every student, whether it’s regarding a medical condition or emergency contacts.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:27pm
Instead, the District will propose changing the grade configuration to include only the seventh and eighth grades, and to explore the collocating of other educational programs in the Beeber school building.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:24pm
The board is set to approve spending more than $4 million in special-purpose, local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, funds on the technology infrastructure upgrades and equipment replacements. SPLOST funds, collected from a 1-percent sales tax in the county, are restricted to approved capital improvement projects.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:21pm
Although the referendum on the fiscal year 2014 school budget is less than a month away, the superintendent of schools said there could still be some reductions if the teachers union cooperates.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:19pm
Those guidelines, which are still a work in progress, would in some cases replace expulsions and arrests with two intertwined behavior intervention programs, one of which involves a last-chance sit-down with a local juvenile court judge.