Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:02pm
Broward schools are falling behind when it comes to technology and there's not much they can do about it. The School Board's capital budget pays for technology, transportation, and large construction projects. But with only $35 million to fix a growing number of deteriorating schools, replace an aging bus fleet, and secure school campuses, there's not much left for computer upgrades.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 1:33pm
All three phases of the $903,000 technology upgrade to the Freetown-Lakeville (Mass.) Regional School District, which will make Wi-Fi accessible districtwide, will be completed by the end of summer, according to Craig Machamer, the IMS specialist for Freetown and Lakeville schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:51am
Russell County Middle School, part of the Russell County School District (Seale, Ala.), is one of 78 in Alabama considered failing, according to a list released Tuesday. Schools on the list could lose students and corresponding state funding if parents transfer their children to other schools and seek the state income tax credit the law allows to help them pay for such a move.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:06am
After hearing brief arguments from the state and the six parties in the case, State District Judge John Dietz announced that a new six-week trial would begin on Jan. 6. The suit was filed last summer after lawmakers cut $5.4 billion from state public education funding while simultaneously implementing a rigorous new testing and accountability system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:39pm
With strong parent support, Highland Park ISD administrators are planning a new elementary foreign language program.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:51pm
The school year might be finished but there is no end in sight for shrinking enrollments at some once-booming, suburban school systems.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:17pm
The preschoolers who arrived at school early for free breakfast on a recent morning quietly ate granola bars and yogurt as middle school students recited part of the rosary over the public address system.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:14pm
Ah Ram Kim is a 17-year-old high school student learning to read English at a first-grade level with the book "The Little Red Hen."
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:56am
Independent research in recent months has documented that the nation's wealthiest philanthropic foundations are steering funding away from public school systems, attended by 90 percent of American students, and toward "challengers" to public education, especially charter schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:03am
President Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to expand an existing program to provide discounted high-speed Internet service to schools and libraries, even if it means increasing the fees that for years had been added to consumers’ phone bills.