Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:50pm
With his hand-picked school board rocked by a federal investigation into a no-bid contract it gave out and beset by an enormous budget deficit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he has picked four new members to replace those whose terms are about to end.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:46pm
One New Jersey school district is looking to open student enrollment on a tuition basis. Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District has faced a decline in student enrollment over the past three years which has been one reason for a decline in revenue.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:08am
If passed, the state's truancy bill would require charter and cyber charter school teachers and principals to report to their administrator if a child has missed three days without a valid excuse.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:55pm
The state's K12 public schools will get roughly $106 million in increased general funding under a budget deal, a figure that is $28 million less than sought by education advocates. Nearly $56 million won't be factored into future increases.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:36pm
The Wisconsin city's school board granted an additional $1.9 million to address student behavior next school year, more than doubling the resources dedicated to a controversial discipline policy.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:34pm
Parked among other foods trucks on St. Paul's streets this summer will be a real food truck featuring a decidedly untrendy but free cuisine: school lunch. Hoping to increase participation in the city's Summer Food Service Program, the truck will distribute meals to kids who can't make it to community locations for food.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:22pm
More Connecticut students report feeling sad and hopeless and they are seeking help at school-based health clinics. In the most recent survey, 27.2 percent of teens said they felt sad or hopeless everyday for two weeks or more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:15pm
The Miccosukee Indian School is the first tribal school to receive a waiver for some requirements of the federal education regulations. The school will be allowed to use a different definition of what is known as “adequate yearly progress,” a standard in the no-child regulations.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 05/31/2015 - 11:10am
Two years after California passed a law that permits transgender youth to use whatever bathroom they wish, school districts continue to grapple with compliance, though major strides have been made.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 05/31/2015 - 11:06am
Under a $4.6 million deal approved by the Board of Education last week, the district will install WiFi in all of its 109 schools by the end of next school year. The federal government will pay 85 percent of the project’s cost.