Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:20am
The Kansas Supreme Court said that it will not consider another appeal of the ongoing school finance case until after a district court panel finishes its deliberations. The plaintiffs originally argued in 2010 that cuts made overall school funding unconstitutionally low, and that the cuts fell disproportionately on the poorest school districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:11am
A judge cut prison sentences by more than half for three former Atlanta educators convicted in a cheating scandal. The former administrators were each given three years in prison rather than the seven years they received at the original sentencing.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:49pm
Students would take fewer tests and they would be administered closer to the end of the school year under an Ohio legislative panel's recommendations. The committee also said the state should find new vendors if the companies that provide the current tests don’t revamp them.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:45pm
The Maine Principals’ Association approved expanding the state’s high school basketball ranks from four to five classes beginning next winter. The five-class format was developed largely to address changing demographics throughout the state, including a shrinking student base and a southward population migration.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:38pm
A new bill will implement a $2 million grant program so more schools can offer breakfast in school. Schools where 70 percent of the student population is eligible for free or reduced-price lunches would be eligible for grants to help them implement the program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:17pm
An amended version of a bill that would allow victims and relatives of school violence to sue school districts passed out of committee in the Colorado House. The bill would raise a school's responsibility for safety to a duty of "reasonable care" and creates an exemption to governmental immunity that protects against most lawsuits.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:02pm
Gov. Rick Snyder announced a sweeping overhaul of Detroit's education system, including a proposal to split Detroit Public Schools in two as a way to eliminate its crippling debt but at the expense of other districts across Michigan.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 1:23am
The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments during a visit to the Ann Arbor high school in an effort to introduce students to the workings of the state's highest appellate court.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:29am
The city is getting ready to cut its first checks to charter schools that are paying for their own space — an outlay that could stretch to nearly $10 million for this school year, based on charter school enrollment figures.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:26am
Although recent legislation will mandate that virtual classrooms would be available in every Alabama school system by the 2016-17 school year, Montgomery Public Schools will be getting a head start by launching a virtual high school pilot program this fall .