Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 9:42pm
Just days before voting begins on the Austin school district’s $892 million bond proposal, architects were still scrambling to fine-tune cost estimates — work that is usually completed before the school board decides to put a bond package on the ballot.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 9:38pm
The number of schools implementing random drug testing policies is on the rise nationally - and schools in mid-Missouri are no exception to the trend.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 9:36pm
More than four months after the shooting, just two Connecticut school districts are pushing forward with the idea while others are calling it unaffordable or imprudent.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 9:28pm
Charter schools will receive $78 million for their construction and maintenance needs, state lawmakers agreed late Saturday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 4:08pm
Jerry Brown says lawmakers will get 'the battle of their lives' if they balk at his plan to give more funds to poor districts and more spending flexibility to all school districts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 4:06pm
The Cleveland school district this afternoon named 13 low-performing schools to receive intensive help next school year, a major step in kicking off the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 4:02pm
Eight years into a nationally unprecedented experiment in school reform, a sample of New Orleans voters doesn't know where to go next - and low confidence in the Orleans Parish School Board may be at the root of it.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:23pm
The district may soon provide a service to allow people to sound the alarm if they witness illegal or inappropriate activity in the school district. Last night the school board unanimously voted to set up an anonymous “fraud hotline” to detect and deter fraudulent activity. The move comes in the wake of a town-wide scandal involving a school insurance broker who bribed the former township mayor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:14pm
Speaking at the monthly Board of Education meeting, Asean Johnson, 9, pointed out that schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett and board President David Vitale both visited the school last week and remarked on how quiet it was, how it had a "well-stocked library" and how "really exceptional" it was. "Why then are you closing Marcus Garvey when it has everything you say it should have?" Asean asked district leaders.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 2:51pm
Three of Philadelphia's most innovative traditional public schools are set to expand, thanks to $6 million in grants from the nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership. All told, Center City's Science Leadership Academy, Germantown's Hill-Freedman Middle School, and the Navy Yard's Sustainability Workshop are expected to add 1,600 new students over the next three years.