Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 3:27pm
Parents and students may have 10 days of tax-free back-to-school shopping this summer if the Senate gets its way. The holiday is part of a large tax package that would cut $428.9 million in state and local taxes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 3:15pm
Public school advocates across Wisconsin are ramping up their opposition to a slate of GOP-led K12 fiscal and policy changes in the state budget proposal, including teaching licensing requirements, lower district funding and expanding independent charter schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 3:12pm
A federal bill could require all schools and districts that receive funding from the federal government to pass policies prohibiting bullying and harassment and report data on bullying and harassment incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:59pm
A state audit shows a York City charter school double billed students, didn't have enough certified staff and failed to keep proper financial and health records. The record keeping at Helen Thackston Charter School was so deficient it was that it was not clear how the institution functioned and spent money, the auditor said.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:16pm
Although most school districts would fare better under the Senate’s new school-funding package over the next two years, top public school advocates are arguing that, in the long term, the House's state-share calculations more accurately measures capacity of all districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:08am
Starting next year, public school students in the Wisconsin school district will no longer be able to wear clothing with Native American athletic team names. Visiting teams would also be asked to leave their Native American mascots and logos at home when they play a Madison school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:40am
The nation scored an all-time-high rate of 81 percent for high school graduation in 2013. But some schools are implementing questionable quick fixes to improve their graduation rates. It's a wide range, from strategies that may seem irresponsible to others motivated by good intentions that provide a safety net for vulnerable students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 1:00am
Concerned that kindergarten has become overly academic in recent years, a suburban school district near Baltimore is introducing a new kindergarten curriculum in the fall. Chief among its features is a most old-fashioned concept: play.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:57am
The state Department of Education plans further investigation of testing irregularities that prompted officials to throw out the standardized mathematics test results of some Farrington Elementary School students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:14am
Students living in census tracts where test scores are the lowest will still have priority over neighborhood kids in San Francisco’s school assignment system, the school board decided.