Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 1:45pm
At two previous sessions, PTA president Mary Harris requested increased access to computers and infrastructure improvements. This time, she thanked the board and county officials for listening.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 1:38pm
The day before the start of New York City's first school bus strike in 34 years, a long yellow bus pulled up at Public School 282 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the little bodies that popped out could be counted on one hand: Three.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 4:25pm
Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is an online charity dedicated to helping to end that practice.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:12pm
Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:04pm
Kentucky's school districts are facing a bill of $50 million to $60 million to pay off a longstanding deficit in a financially troubled insurance trust.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:02pm
Those who control the Kansas Legislature want to revise the state constitution to rein in the courts following a ruling that the state must boost its spending on public schools, several GOP leaders confirmed Monday.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:54pm
Hamiliton schools have gone 20 years without increasing their operating taxes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 2:59pm
Last week, Marblehead Public School Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord, delivered some grim news. "The Marblehead Public School technology systems are in very poor shape," Lord writes in the executive summary of a draft of the Marblehead Public Schools' Technology Plan, the final version of which was presented at the School Committee's Jan. 10 meeting.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:16pm
Bucking the national trend, Virginia voters, by a wide margin, want an armed guard in every school, but they do strongly back an assault weapons ban, according to a poll Thursday. A Quinnipiac University poll found that Old Dominion voters favor putting an armed police officer at every school, 66 percent to 29 percent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 1:27pm
Public Education in Texas is running $1 billion short, meaning officials will soon have to seek that much in supplemental appropriations from the state legislature. That's what Shirley Beaulieu, chief financial officer at the Texas Education Agency, told the court Monday during the state's sweeping school finance trial. Beaulieu said a $1 billion supplemental appropriation request will be necessary in coming weeks to help school districts make their July expense payments.