Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 2:28pm
Spending reductions caused by the fiscal cliff would be devastating for Kentucky’s public schools, officials say. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, federal funding for public schools would be reduced up to $61 million per year for the next 10 years, affecting more than 1,350 jobs and nearly 130,000 students. Higher education officials in Kentucky and Indiana also are warily eying the fiscal cliff talks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:47pm
The Tolland, CT school board gave the Tolland school district the go ahead to fill a Director of Educational Technology position at its Wednesday meeting. The full-time job, which is listed as a position under the teachers' contract and would be paid from the teacher salary account, would provide educational support information for several key initiatives.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 3:56pm
The leader of Indiana's Senate Education Committee said Tuesday that Republicans shouldn't change the state schools superintendent position to one appointed by the governor following the election of a Democrat to that office. Republican Sen. Dennis Kruse said he would oppose any effort to make the job an appointed one, at least until incoming schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's term expires in 2016.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:14pm
The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools, welcomes Thomas Gentzel, the new executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), and Brian Lewis, the new chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to its board.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:53pm
The Liberty (N.Y.) Central School Board of Education has released the names of its two finalist candidates for the position of superintendent of schools. Finalist interviews are scheduled for the week of December 3.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:41pm
Gov.-elect Jay Inslee is naming Renton Schools Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel as his new chief of staff, reaching outside the ranks of Olympia insiders and Capitol Hill staff to fill a position vital to his success in running state government.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:58pm
Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:45pm
The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:22pm
Clayton and Fayette counties recently lost their school chiefs within a month of each other. Both outgoing superintendents met contentious ends to their tenures, and both were recently passed over for other jobs. Fayette Superintendent Jeff Bearden lost out on a similar job in Floyd County, and Clayton Superintendent Edmond Heatley made an unsuccessful bid for school chief of the Berkeley Unified District in California.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 4:30pm
Its official title is the Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics, and Science Academy, or better known at SAMS.