Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:15pm
Edison Wauneka, executive director of the Navajo Election Administration, stepped down as president of the school's board of trustees on Friday after he was found to be in violation of the Navajo Nation Code and its 2012 amendments.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:07pm
One of the biggest impediments to the growth of the charter school movement isn’t anger, fear or even politics. It’s financing. A new survey found that N.Y. charter schools that aren’t housed in school district space spend 15 percent of their budget just on rent or mortgages—even more if they’re operating in New York City.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:55pm
New legislation that would single out the Wake County Board of Commissioners in taking over school construction from the school board passed a state Senate committee, potentially breaking a stalemate that has held up the change.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:52pm
The Houston school board voted unanimously to reject both bids to buy the desirable inner-city High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice property. Trustees did not comment immediately on the vote, but the deal had been controversial, pitting nearby St. Thomas High School against a private investment group and worrying supporters of the Houston Independent School District campus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 12:44pm
An investigation into 15 New Jersey school districts turned up more than 100 public employees and family members who lied about their incomes to get free school lunches for their children, according to the state comptroller.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:59am
Last year when American Paradigm Schools took over Philadelphia's infamous, failing John Paul Jones Middle School, the police predicted chaos. But instead, results show that in a single year, the number of serious incidents fell by 90 percent.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:48pm
Ballard Bus Inc., which declared bankruptcy in December, recently underwent a name and management change after being bought out by Chris Hamill of Roswell. The sale was finalized July 3, and the company is now operating under the name Valley Transportation, Hamill said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:37pm
OneApp, run by the Recovery School District, just completed its second year. It lets families list their preferred schools on a single application, and a computer matches children to open seats. Most but not all of the city's schools participate.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:35pm
Wake County Public Schools will partner with Wake Tech Community College to create 10 programs within the school that will give graduates a high school diploma and career training, enabling them to enter the workforce after graduation.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:31pm
All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.