Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:23am
The Louisiana Senate approved a bill that would bar public and charter schools from suspending or expelling elementary school students for violating school uniform rules.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:10am
After analyzing feedback from parents and others, the controversial new standardized test in Illinois will be streamlined to be shorter and easier to take next year. The two testing windows will be combined into one in addition to a reduction in the total test time.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:45pm
With tougher emissions standards looming and the constant pressure to save money, propane has become increasingly attractive as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels for some vehicles. Of the top 25 school bus markets, 19 have propane-fueled vehicles in their fleets.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:31pm
The state Senate today passed a bill to reallocate proceeds from the county's 1-cent sales tax for road repairs, additional school funding and economic development in Jefferson County. Up to $18 million from a new sales tax fund will be allocated to public schools in the county based on attendance.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:22pm
The $6.1 million spent campaigning for three seats on the LAUSD's school board ended in a wash. Both the teachers union and its adversary, groups advocating for charter schools, were successful in their efforts to elect challengers, while losing incumbents they had hoped to re-elect.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:28pm
The state Education Department has rejected all 15 applications for new charter schools, including 12 in New York City, claiming they failed to meet academic standards. Charter-school advocates say the rejection of all the applicants was due to pro-teacher-union politics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:04am
U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a new government survey.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:36am
To standardize the criteria that colleges use for granting credit for AP tests, lawmakers are considering passing a law to require public universities and colleges in Illinois to give course credit for scores of 3 or better.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:55am
Michigan's student population has been gradually shrinking for years. The state has 1,550,802 students this school year, down more than 51,000 from five years ago and down 13,312 from 2013-14. There are major financial consequences to losing students, since Michigan's education funding is primarily based on how many students are enrolled in a district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:51am
A former high school student is suing the Illinois High School Association over its head-injury policies, making it the first state association that could face class-action scrutiny and the latest football governing body to be sued over concussions.