Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:32pm
An experiment tying teacher pay, in part, to student performance has been dropped by the Regional School Unit 40 district. The difficulty in getting a contract last time, as well as continued opposition from teachers, played a part in the decision to not include the incentive program in the new contract.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 2:28pm
The Senate Education Committee voted to approve legislation that provides for a new funding school formula. The formula gives weight to factors such as poverty, local wealth, ability to raise revenue to pay for schools, students who attend charter schools, and rural and small district conditions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:12pm
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is calling for a statewide study looking at school district consolidation. The resolution will direct the state to look at ways school districts could merge or consolidate and the potential cost savings.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:04pm
Vermont will serve as a classroom of its own to 13 schools around the Northeast and others who want to learn more about the state's model and develop their own farm-to-school plans to get more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curricula about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:59pm
Data collected by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed that the number of offenses occurring in school decreased 14.4 percent from 2014 to 2012. The study showed a total of 30,232 offenses for the time frame with simple assault being the most frequently reported offense.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:54pm
More than 80 other budding engineers will build and work with machines as part of a new internship program designed to give high school students experience in engineering and manufacturing programs with area companies.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:34pm
The number of Birmingham high school students arrested on campus has dropped dramatically by 63 percent from August through December 2014 at the city's seven high schools. The success if being attributed to police and school resource officers shifting their focus from being reactive by making arrests to being proactive by mentoring and recommending resources.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 5:24pm
A record 21.7 million American kids get free or reduced-price lunch during at school. But when summer vacation starts, the vast majority of them go without this essential, federally funded benefit. Only 18 percent of those in the school lunch program are fed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:49pm
A New Mexico judge has denied a motion to dismiss a teachers union lawsuit that challenges the state's new NMTEACH educator evaluation system, delighting opponents who say the system is punitive and error-ridden.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:45pm
Utah's state school board will not join with Gov. Gary Herbert in calling for amendments to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act which would require the governor's signature on plans for spending federal education dollars in Utah.