Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:30am
Members of the city's Panel for Educational Policy panel vowed to continue pushing for school diversity while tabling a measure that would force the city to clarify its stance on using race in school admissions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:16am
It was Florida's first-ever Dads Take Your Child to School Day this Wednesday as thousands of fathers brought their children to elementary schools across the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:37am
A number of Tennessee school districts haven't complied with an open records request for content that concerns Islamic curriculum being taught in public schools. The American Center for Law & Justice submitted records request for all 146 Tennessee school districts earlier this month.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:30am
About 350 Colorado schools will try out a new survey this year that measures how well they incorporate health and wellness into all aspects of school life, from curriculum and meals to student services and school culture. Healthy Schools Smart Source will also enable them to see how they compare to other public schools in the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:27am
The state's top expert on school funding told lawmakers that Oregon should seriously consider directing a bigger share of school funding to help low-income students. Currently, the state allocates 25 percent more money for a student living below the poverty line than one living above it.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:23am
Research shows that in Pennsylvania’s public schools skin color, not economics, determines how much money districts get. At any given poverty level, districts that have a higher proportion of white students get substantially higher funding than districts that have more minority students, according to new findings.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:16am
After issuing a statement of no-confidence in the state’s accountability system for public schools last week, the proposal from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents will tweak the language in the statutes relating to school grades and outlines how school grades will be issued for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:46pm
A partnership between Microsoft and Philadelphia’s school district was meant to help spur change in the ailing education system. So far results have been mixed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:22pm
More than 150 of the Florida district’s 900 school buses on the roads right now are two decades old. District leaders planned to purchase 100 new school buses each year to update the fleet, but fell behind on those plans. The proposal to buy 200 new buses for $21 million this year is up for school board approval.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:15pm
Atlanta Public Schools has about 40 schools at high risk of potential state takeover if Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District amendment passes, but the head of Atlanta’s board of education says he won’t be actively campaigning against the amendment.