Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:06pm
School district leaders had expected to see some impact on graduation and dropout rates given the more rigorous, college-prep graduation requirements that began with the class of 2014. Yet the data shows the graduation rate dipping to 57.3 percent for black students, down from 65.5 a year earlier, and to 61.2 percent for Hispanic students from 68.7.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/03/2015 - 3:53pm
“I remained silent on repealing Common Core and charter school legislation, but it’s time to clearly communicate that we oppose funding items in the Education Trust Fund budget that have nothing to do with education,” Limestone County Superintendent Thomas Sisk said.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/03/2015 - 3:45pm
In the fall, there will be 48 nurses employed by the district, ensuring that every school building — from high school to elementary — has a full-time nurse. A local health-care company will donate $600,000 annually over the next three years to help cover the cost of hiring 12 new nurses.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:57pm
The Nevada State Board of Education unanimously granted the reprieve as problems plague the state's standardized tests, which were done online for the first time this year. These annual tests – given in third through eighth grade – were previously done with paper and pencil.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:51pm
As controversy over the new Common Core standards and the related standardized tests reached a peak, the No. 1 biggest spender is a pro-charter school organization, Families for Excellent Schools, which spent more than $9.5 million
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:49pm
Instead of suspending or expelling students in kindergarten through third grade, the legislation says schools should impose a loss of privileges on students, refer them to counselors or social workers and seek other interventions that would keep the students inside the school system.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:29pm
Playground time is an iconic part of elementary school life. But on overcrowded campuses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, time on the classic schoolyard ladders, chutes and slides can be hard to come by.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:04pm
The Cleveland school district's school improvement plans are already making the city's most-struggling schools better, teachers told the school board last week. The school district also says the school turnaround efforts rolled out over the last two years are bringing changes. But are they?
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:00pm
Chicago Public Schools officials will not offer teachers an additional year on their current contract, saying the district cannot afford a built-in 3 percent pay hike. The district's decision means negotiations will continue to replace a deal that expires June 30.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:29am
President Obama announced an initiative that would make $250 million worth of e-books available to young, low-income readers for free. The effort will work through a new app, being developed by the New York Public Library, that has the buy-in of all the major publishers.