Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:01am
A Silicon Valley-based charter school nonprofit has submitted a petition to run a secondary school within the West Contra Costa school district. Summit Public Schools, which will run six schools in San Jose, Redwood City, Daly City and Sunnyvale this fall, specializes in preparing "traditionally underserved," primarily minority students, to attend college.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 8:59am
Restoring library hours and reducing class size are high on the to-do lists of Sacramento-area school leaders now that more money is flowing their way. But summer school may have to wait.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 8:54am
Charter schools and a new preschool program would each get $8.5 million a year in new property taxes under a plan unanimously approved by a citizen panel yesterday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 8:52am
The Carroll County (Md.) Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to reject an application from Sustainable Futures, Inc. to establish the county’s first charter school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 8:50am
Global Communications Academy in Hartford, Conn. has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School, the only one in the city school system and the eighth elementary program in the state to receive the distinction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 8:46am
The House Government Committee on Thursday removed Wake County from legislation that shifted responsibility for construction and upkeep of public schools from local school boards to boards of county commissioners.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 6:48pm
Kids lose their school IDs but they don't often lose their eyeballs. That's one of the reasons why a growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards with iris scanners.
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.