Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 1:26am
The 2014-15 report cards for Ohio school districts aren’t due until January. But four local school districts — among 60 statewide — released another type of report card: a Quality Profile, which provides academic information and data on available extras for students, the way revenue is used and the level of parents’ involvement.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 1:23am
Last year, 1.36 million public school students were homeless, nearly double the amount recorded in the 2006-07 school year, according to a federal report. But simply changing the way agencies define homeless youth and where they stay could ensure that this vulnerable population gets the services they need.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 1:49am
Asking school teachers to volunteer or shutting down the school system are two options being considered by the Pennsylvania district's Superintendent Jay Badams. The options are few as the Erie School District struggles with the continuing state budget impasse.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 1:42am
The Houston ISD bus that fell off an overpass and killed two students was equipped with seat belts. But riders weren’t required to wear them. Now a discussion has turned to those safety belt regulations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 1:37am
Unexcused absences for elementary school students cost San Francisco $12.7 million in state funding in 2014, according to a new state report. Twenty-nine percent of the 58,000 students in the California city's public elementary schools were truant in the 2013-14 academic year, compared to 23 percent statewide.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 1:32am
The ribbon-cutting at the New Jersey city's new KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy seemed as much a precursor of Camden’s educational future as it was a celebration of the opening of a school. The hybrid charter school is the first facility built under Urban Hope Act of 2012.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 1:04am
An uptick in the economy has led to intense competition for qualified bus drivers. Minnesota school bus companies are offering a signing bonus of up to $1,000 and $16-an-hour starting salaries as they face one of the worst driver shortages in recent years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 1:01am
Twenty Michigan school districts and charter schools were expected to be out of the red by the end of June, a good sign in a state where increasing financial struggles are pushing more districts into financial crisis. Another 20 were expected to have reduced their deficits, according to a new state report.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 9:45pm
The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational facilities in 100 school divisions. The $6 million will go toward paying for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and other security upgrades.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:04am
The state has expanded a cooperative partnership that links Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with secondary schools to increase the aerospace STEM proficiency of Florida's students — and prepare a future workforce.