Top News

Nebraska education board OKs new public schools rating system

Public schools that improved test scores for struggling students will boost their state performance ratings under a new Nebraska accountability system. The Nebraska Board of Education also decided to seek a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

Read more »

Calif. districts struggling to develop support for youth in foster care

A new report on California’s foster youth revealed serious issues with the local school district and state systems of support for this particularly under-performing group of students. The SRI Education and J. Koppich and Associates' report also found that California lacks a comprehensive data system to track foster youth.

Read more »

House OKs bill diminishing seniority in teacher layoffs in Minnesota

New legislation would require school districts to consider performance, not just seniority, when laying off teachers. The bill would also make it easier for out-of-state teachers to become licensed in Minnesota.

Read more »

Wyoming education board to review science standards

A budget footnote passed during the 2014 budget session of the Legislature halted any discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards and brought to a halt the state-level review of science guidelines. With legislative restrictions lifted, the State Board of Education is set to get back to work on its science standards.

Read more »

Lawmaker aims for national help to reduce school suspensions

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey introduced a bill aimed at reducing the rate of student suspension across the nation's schools. The Keep Kids in School Act specifically takes aim at the discrepancies in the nation's suspension rates with students of color and students with disabilities.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

11 more Nevada schools will become year-round

Year-round scheduling means schools can accommodate about 20 percent more students by splitting them between five tracks. The change comes with an increase in operational costs, estimated to be about $308,000 for each school.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Baltimore rejects guns in schools for police

Baltimore's school police will remain the only police officers in the state of Maryland forbidden to have firearms within public schools while classes are in session.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

USDA allocates $5.5M to help schools serve healthier lunches

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving schools $5.5 million in training grants, which will be used to help educators comply with a rule finalized last week that requires all personnel in school nutrition programs to complete annual training.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Man who carried gun into Michigan elementary school sues

The father of an elementary school student has filed a lawsuit claiming the district violated his right to openly carry a firearm into his daughter's school. The man claims he was denied access multiple times while attempting to pick up his daughter because he was open carrying a pistol.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Traffic safety around New Orleans schools is failing, City Council told

Transportation for students to New Orleans' public schools is in an abysmal state, plagued by skyrocketing costs and placing bus-riding schoolchildren in harm's way, according the latest findings of a working group established to study the issue.

Read more »

Pages