Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:04pm
Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl, a statistic that mirrors women’s participation in tech jobs nationwide.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:57pm
A Georgia grand jury has charged former Baltimore schools information technology chief Jerome Oberlton with seven counts of fraud and other charges related to his tenure with Atlanta Public Schools, during which he and a co-conspirator allegedly took $60,000 in kickbacks and Oberlton's private IT companies took bribes for awarding $700,000 to a contractor.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:52pm
On Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, introduced the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. It is an updated version of the 48-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the law that governs all public schools that receive federal money to support the most vulnerable students among the poor, racial minorities, learners of the English language and the disabled.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 4:10pm
About 78 percent of Chicago Public Schools students from facilities set to close have now signed up for their new “welcoming schools,” the school district announced Monday. Of the 11,800 students attending closing schools, about 9,200 have enrolled in new schools, the district reports.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 4:03pm
The target graduation rate for special-needs students with individual education plans is 80 percent, a goal that 130 school districts and charter schools met or exceeded. A total of 59 districts and charter schools had 100 percent graduation rates for special-needs students in 2010-11.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:27pm
The legislation encourages school districts to adopt new career ladders and evaluations for teachers by giving districts that chose to do so roughly $300 more per student to help pay for the costs of implementing the new programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:25pm
The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:19pm
The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:13pm
Many of Ohio’s newest schools are bursting at the seams — or getting close to it. One out of three schools that opened this school year with funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission is serving more students than the building is designed to hold, according to a Dispatch analysis of state data.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:04pm
Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.