Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:59am
The Alabama legislature is close to approving a plan to borrow $50 million to replace outdated equipment in high school technology programs, which proponents said will help more students stay in school and get jobs when they graduate. A bill authorizing a $50 million bond issue has moved through the legislature with bipartisan support.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 3:21pm
District officials plan to scrap a school funding formula that assumes a typical class size of 30 students in favor of a system that would divide money on a more straightforward per-pupil basis.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 3:14pm
Over the past week, since Congress failed to prevent the implementation of across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, parents of students in Defense Department schools around the globe have heard all sorts of rumors regarding how the cuts will affect them.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 3:03pm
America's schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions and twice that to get them up-to-date, a report released Tuesday estimated.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 11:08am
The Natick (Mass.) Education Foundation is reviving a fundraiser that was successful five years ago to support school technology through a series of parties. Through the concept, people will host dozens of parties and invite their friends to socialize and support technological initiatives in Natick Public Schools.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 6:40pm
As lawmakers in Washington consider changes to immigration laws, Miami-Dade public school officials want them to know just how much their policies are taxing South Florida’s classrooms.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 6:30pm
Last month, Gov. John Kasich made waves with his school-funding proposal. The waves have not ceased ... and local districts are still bobbing up and down in rather deep troughs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 4:41pm
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 - 3:15pm
Advocates asked for more money for school districts, transportation and towns Tuesday at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee’s first legislative hearing on Governor Christie's proposed $32.9 billion spending plan.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:57pm
A Montgomery judge temporarily blocked the governor from signing a private school tax credit bill and set a hearing for Tuesday afternoon.