Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:53pm
Ten JPS bus drivers picketed on N. West Avenue between Monroe and North streets at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Another picket is planned for a similar time on Thursday, June 6 on Wildwood Avenue in front of the JPS administration offices, said Lori Grantham, a bus driver and vice president of the Jackson Education Support Personnel union, which represents bus drivers.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:51pm
Alcohol sales would be allowed within 300 feet of public and private schools and public hospitals in mixed-use zoning in those areas. Elsewhere in the city, businesses wanting to sell alcohol within that buffer in mixed-use zoning have to seek a variance from the City Council.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:50pm
If a gunman enters one of Plainfield District 202's 30 schools this fall, the principal could press the electronic pendant on the lanyard around her neck. Or an office worker will be able to tap the wireless panic button beneath his desk.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:48pm
New programs to help students meet tougher academic standards and a state-mandated teacher rating system helped to boost New York City's public schools budget to a record $24.8 billion next year.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:46pm
She pointed to an article in the Tulsa World, estimating the cost of constructing a shelter in every public school in Oklahoma at more than $2 billion.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:44pm
The call was part of a stepped-up effort to press Congress to approve the 10-year program, which would finance preschool expansion by raising billions of dollars with an increase in the cigarette tax. But there is little sign that the Republican-controlled House is ready to approve such a tax to expand preschool.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:43pm
The K-12 learning standards known as “Common Core” have been adopted by 45 states after being in the works for several years. But recently there has been a growing chorus of tea party and other opponents who say the standards should be dumped.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:22pm
After Illinois lawmakers rejected a plan for Chicago Public Schools to delay pension payments, the District’s budget problems may have gone from bad to worse.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:21pm
Stronger-than-expected tax collections have left the state with an extra $300 million that could even grow before the fiscal period closes June 30. That is allowing the state to fully replenish its reserves and pay down money it still owes local school districts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:18pm
The Tulsa school board on Monday approved a series of facility-repurposing proposals and boundary changes for 2013-14, including the creation of a McLain seventh-grade center and a centralized enrollment center.