Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:51am
A former high school student is suing the Illinois High School Association over its head-injury policies, making it the first state association that could face class-action scrutiny and the latest football governing body to be sued over concussions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:49am
The schools plan by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee would boost spending on public schools instead of cutting it by $127 million over two years as Gov. Scott Walker has proposed. It would also require the state to come up with education guidelines separate from the Common Core standards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:46am
Chicago's public school system is contemplating reversing a decision to not allow the sale of any vacant school properties to charter schools since the mass closings of schools in 2013. Taxpayers end up paying extra to charter schools who are forced to rent on the private market in addition to paying to maintain the 40 empty school buildings the city already owns.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:01pm
A record 99 percent of school budgets passed in New York with just nine spending plans rejected. New York's nearly 700 school districts proposed an average spending increase of 1.9 percent and a tax levy increase of 1.6 percent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:23am
Adding to the growing list of miscues for Florida's school-testing system, nearly 800 Pasco County students had their state math end-of-course exams invalidated because proctors gave them the wrong calculators.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:21am
Artwork depicting scenes of police brutality has set off a firestorm of comments from police supporters who have called the images "a gross misrepresentation." The project in question in the district art show, which featured hundreds of pieces of artwork created by K12 students, included drawings and captions depicting viewpoints on a current controversial issue chosen by students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:47pm
An Alabama school bus safety bill is waiting on a signature from the governor and, if signed into law, it would allow school systems to put cameras on their buses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:01pm
Republicans leaders of the Wisconsin legislature’s budget writing committee say they plan to add language that would create a special needs private school voucher program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:57pm
Thousands of public-school teachers from Seattle, Mercer Island and Issaquah marched through downtown Seattle to appeal for higher pay and to protest the Legislature’s failure to budget money to lower class sizes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:55pm
The Louisiana House voted down a bill that would have mandated the immediate return to Orleans Parish of all schools that had been in the Recovery system for at least five years and were no longer failing. The Recovery School District took over 80 percent of New Orleans public schools after Hurricane Katrina.