Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 5:00pm
The charter school initiative called for school districts to apply to become “authorizers.” If approved, the authorizers would issue requests for proposals to establish specific charter schools or programs. In addition to approved districts, a charter school commission appointed by the state Board of Education acts as an authorizer.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:58pm
UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute has found that only 1% of students are majoring in computer science, and 0.3% of those are women, despite computer science skills being in high demand. Patton believes that robotics can help address that asymmetry by making computing more interesting for girls.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:57pm
Carroll County's first public charter school has been two years in the making and on Wednesday the Board of Education will decide whether to approve the charter's application or follow Superintendent Steve Guthrie's recommendation to deny it.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:55pm
The analysis examines both student performance over the eight-year period and the rate of improvement on test scores to determine how states are performing compared to national averages in advance of the start of Common Core-based tests.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:46pm
The seven private schools that Louisianab arred for academic reasons from accepting new voucher students were among the most dependent of all voucher schools on state money, according to newly released state data.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:43pm
Portland Public Schools this fall will see new leaders in various buildings and departments as retirements, departures and a magnet program closure and reconfiguration give way to an administrative shuffle.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:38pm
A survey presented at the 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference (using data from a Kaiser Permanente poll) revealed that 90% of Americans think schools have a responsibility when it comes to fighting childhood obesity.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:55pm
Schools are rethinking summer school this year in response to the state’s new third-grade reading guarantee.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:36pm
A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in Eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:30pm
Thirty-seven of Iowa’s 1,400 public school buildings include safe rooms, with most built in the last five years, state data show.