Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:51pm
Minneapolis Public Schools will announce about 120 layoffs of administrative personnel this week, a move to relocate funding directly back into schools where officials say it has a greater impact on students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:49pm
the Baltimore school system was running up a $72 million deficit last year — a gap that officials say will force layoffs for the first time in more than a decade — it paid out $46 million in bonuses, overtime pay and accrued leave, pushing the earnings of many employees well into six figures.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:18pm
Boston charter school students outperformed their counterparts at traditional public schools and at charter schools in other urban areas by a striking margin over a recent six-year span, a Stanford University study found.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:15pm
A legislative committee on Thursday voted against a bill that urged gun safety education programs be taught to elementary school students, but stressed that schools are free to set up such programs if they want.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:12pm
A rewrite of the law could collapse in partisan disarray as in past years. But it could also herald a new era of education, keeping some testing but eliminating prescriptive punishments for schools. At the same time, it could allow some states to lower their academic standards, and others to reduce the amount of federal money flowing to schools that serve the poorest children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:09pm
School officials say the shortage worsened as the unemployment rate improved, and job seekers who might have settled for a part-time job such as substitute teaching are now insisting on full-time positions with better pay and benefits.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:22am
Results from the new Smarter Balanced Assessment standardized test for Oregon students will not be used this year in compiling school report cards or teacher evaluations under a bill that has cleared the Oregon House.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:17am
A group of parents went before the Seattle Public School Board of Directors about the lack of action on school lunch and recess time. Since the beginning of the school year, parents and a collection of students have complained both times routinely fall well short of district guidelines of 20 minutes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:10am
Brownies and doughnuts could be back in school bake sales under a measure the state Senate approved that would let districts raise money by holding events currently banned since they don't meet federal nutrition guidelines.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:51am
Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his administration’s efforts to fix New York City’s troubled schools, describing those efforts as a cross between a war and a policing operation. The mayor's newly aggressive language comes as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is pushing an alternative vision for dealing with the city’s struggling schools that clashes with the mayor’s and chancellor’s philosophy.