Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:24pm
State lawmakers will take up a proposal today that would prohibit school districts from collecting biometric information, including the characteristics of fingerprints, hands, eyes and the voice.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:32pm
Seattle will be home to the first charter school to open in Washington — a privately funded elementary school for homeless children that will become a publicly funded K-5 charter school next fall.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:09pm
A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 2:00pm
New York City’s schools chancellor intends to shift $210 million away from charter schools to help pay for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion of prekindergarten programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:38pm
The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be about $200 less per device, although the computers won't include curriculum. The revised price will be $504, compared to $699 for the iPads with curriculum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:24pm
Millions have already been spent setting up the Idaho Education Network, but if lawmakers don’t find state funds to cover the shortfall, the network serving all of Idaho’s high schools “will be shut down," state official warns.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:15pm
Democrats from Philadelphia's state Senate delegation have unveiled a plan to provide $300 million more for education across the state. Senators say increased aid would not require any broad-based tax increases.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:57pm
The sweeping changes are meant to maintain rigorous standards that prepare some students for college while allowing others not interested in higher education to acquire career or technical skills necessary for employment after graduation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:28pm
Financing for the new spending will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program. The proportion that goes to broadband service in schools and libraries will increase to $2 billion a year from $1 billion.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:07am
Departing from traditional hostility between school districts and charter operators, the Franklin-McKinley School District in San Jose, Calif., will partner with charter schools to share campuses and training with the goal of vastly improve education for poor and English-learning children. The partnership was named 1 of 5 in the United States awarded a $100,000 start-up grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.