Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:09pm
Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:06pm
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:07pm
School superintendents across the nation are bracing for the deep cuts of sequestration, the federal policy consequence for continued Congressional inaction. In a report released today by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), hundreds of districts across the nation provided details describing what the cuts would look like in their district, reporting jobs cut, programs eliminated, and other negative impacts.
Nearly 400 responses from 42 states paint a dreary picture as it relates to the nation’s public schools and the sequester.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:42pm
The 710 students from South Glens Falls High School danced for more than a day: Conga lines, "Gangnam Style," giddy-ups, hand jives and the "Harlem Shake." Then, flushed and weary, the teens showed why this is a dance marathon with a difference.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 12:02pm
The Dansville (N.Y.) Central School, southeast of Buffalo, is eligible for nearly $32,000 in grant money to purchase new technology and software to improve their readiness for computer-based testing and a technology-rich learning environment, according to the state Education Department. The funding is part of a $225 million settlement agreement reached between Microsoft and New York State consumers, of which schools will get $87 million.
Budget cuts may have a large impact on federally funded education programs.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 2:59pm
School districts would be able to use lottery funds to buy technology devices and wire schools under a bill that cleared the House Education Committee Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 11:18am
As legislators convene in Salem, they're taking the first steps toward achieving Oregon's bold education goal.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:51pm
Port Chester (N.Y.) schools are hoping to capture a piece of an $87 million pot of money that is available to New York schools serving low-income students to purchase new technology and software.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:50pm
Springtime in L.A. is the season when private grade schools host auctions, gala events, and swank soirees at fancy hotels, studio lots, and L.A. country clubs designed to raise additional funds to pad the $25,000 base fee of sending kids to John Thomas Dye, Buckley, Curtis, the Center, Campbell Hall, Brentwood, Stephen S. Wise, and all the other early educational top L.A. tickets.