Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:20pm
“Stability and predictability” were chosen over an extra $55.7 million for Iowa’s public schools. Gov. Terry Branstad defended his decision to veto a one-time allocation for the state’s 338 public K12 school districts that had been approved in a legislative compromise.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:31pm
A bipartisan duo of House members have introduced legislation that would require school districts that receive funding through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to establish policies that ban bullying on the basis of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:16am
The collaboration answers concerns that arose from several groups of students this year who questioned what they saw as gender-biased dress codes.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:13am
The 4,300-student district along the eastern Iowa border is thought to be among the first in the nation to outfit administrators at each of the district's eight school buildings with a body camera.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:11am
The racial disparity also is troubling because while classrooms are becoming more diverse, the pool of available teachers is not.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:10am
Businesses and community groups are being asked to help beautify the interiors and exteriors of Detroit schools as part of Neighborhoods Day.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:08am
Houston ISD board president Rhonda Skillern-Jones has said she wants her fellow trustees to consider renaming six campuses, following the June shooting deaths of nine black worshipers by an alleged white supremacist at a church in South Carolina. In that state, the Confederate flag hangs outside the capitol.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:03am
Passed last year, Act 166 requires every school district to provide access to at least 10 hours per week of free pre-K for all children ages 3 to 5 not in kindergarten during the school year, either by running an in-house program or paying tuition to independent providers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:20pm
The Arlington School Board voted to include gender identity and expression to its nondiscrimination policies for hiring teachers and other employees.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:06pm
Gov. John Kasich has decided that math and English PARCC testing will no longer happen in the state. The proposed bill bans the state from spending any money on the testing. Instead, Ohio students will be tested on Common Core standards once a year, at the end of the year, with an American Institutes for Research assessment.