Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:29pm
Facing an “unprecedented” public reaction, the Illinois State Board of Education put off a vote Thursday repealing state rules that limit the number of special education students in classrooms.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:13pm
Earlier this summer, McCrory announced his intention to use $30 million of Race to the Top money for an Education Innovation Fund that would reward 1,000 top teachers with $10,000 stipends. The proposal was met with criticism by State Board of Education members at a meeting shortly after his announcement.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 2:03pm
Some Horry County residents who want to repeal the state’s adoption of new standards for South Carolina schools have organized a group to educate people about the Common Core initiative and stop the changes that already have begun.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:31am
A new flex program at East Valley Academy allows students to select the days and hours that they attend school, including Saturdays and evening hours. Students must attend a minimum of 20 hours a week, but there is no limit to the amount of time they can spend taking classes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:24am
U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 9:24am
West of Baltimore, in Ellicott City, a new school for autistic children has opened its doors. The $7 million facility expands the capabilities of what the center can offer special-needs children.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 1:33pm
Effective Sept. 30, Pennsylvania schools will no longer be judged by adequate yearly progress, but instead will be judged by their new School Performance Profiles. On this new measure, state test results in science and writing are as important as reading and math. Under the old system, science and writing scores were released but did not count toward adequate yearly progress.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:02pm
As part of the “I’m In” campaign, volunteers and staff for the PUSD planned to go door-to-door Wednesday to visit students from all grade levels to find out whether they left the district and enrolled at another school or if they have family, social, or economic issues preventing them from attending school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:50am
An Oklahoma lawmaker began a petition drive to put on the ballot a measure allowing the state to issue $500 million in bonds to finance storm shelters in schools, after a devastating tornado in May killed seven children at a school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:45am
Rebecca Holcombe, head of Dartmouth College’s teacher training program, will replace Armando Vilaseca as Vermont’s next secretary of education, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced. She is the first new secretary of education to be appointed since legislation in 2012 changed the department’s organization.