Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:42pm
School officials said the Oak Ridge system has failed a state maintenance of effort test that requires local funding to remain at least the same from year to year. After some budget adjustments, there is a $250,000 shortfall, school officials said, and they want the city to cover it. It’s the equivalent of a 2.5-cent property tax rate increase.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:40pm
Glendale Unified School District has hired Geo Listening to monitor about 13,000 middle school and high school students, according to the Glendale News-Press.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:38pm
After initially voting to revoke two districts' licenses classifying them as private security firms, the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies decided to allow the schools to keep them for two more years. The panel had voted to suspend the schools' licenses last month after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said they shouldn't have been issued to the schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:35pm
Diane Ravitch made her name in the 1970s as a historian chronicling the role of public schools in American social mobility. In the 1990s, she went to work in the Bush administration’s Education Department, where she pushed for a rejection of 1960s relativism and a return to basics and standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:34pm
Hesitating to fully embrace a nationwide campaign to bolster schools' accountability, California has turned up its nose at federal carrots and now wants a reprieve from Uncle Sam's stick -- an entreaty that has so infuriated the Obama administration that it is threatening to withhold federal money from the state's schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:25pm
State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson called Tuesday for the state Senate to overhaul California’s standardized testing system despite the threat that the changes could result in the loss of millions in federal education dollars.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:20pm
Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:01am
Nearly a year after voters trounced Tom Luna’s Students Come First proposals in a referendum, the state schools superintendent acknowledged he did not do enough to make the plan transparent or to involve Idahoans.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:57am
State education officials said 170 charter groups met the deadline last Friday to submit letters of intent to be considered for opening in August 2015. Depending on how many meet a Dec. 6 deadline to submit an application, the state’s lineup of 130 charter schools could be in for a huge expansion.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:54am
Philadelphia schools opened Monday amid the district's well-documented fiscal woes and drastically reduced staffing levels.