Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:59am
A review by the state has found that the 14,000-student district will end the current school year with a $17.7-million deficit. Without scaling back, the district will exhaust the remainder of the $55-million loan and other funds next year and will be unable to fund the school year in fall 2014.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:58am
Many children land, enthusiastically, on the expected side. Others dabble in both "girl" and "boy" things. But what if your kid, even from an early age, mostly showed interest in doing opposite-gender things? More importantly, what if they wanted to BE the opposite gender — or a less-defined mix of both? And what if they wanted to test those limits in public places, like school?
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:56am
There are urban neighborhoods with short life expectancies and high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And there are affluent areas where preventive care and insurance are within reach.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:53am
Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming has cut funding for higher education since 2008, and nationwide state spending for public colleges is down 28 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 3:02pm
The Clay County school system is beginning the 2013-14 budget process facing a projected $7.5 million loss of state revenue because of a drop in enrollment.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:59pm
The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:43pm
A stricter electronic communication policy that prohibits email and text communications between teachers and students that aren’t related to instructional or school activity issues will be considered by the Hawkins County Board of Education when it meets in regular session June. 4.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:36pm
Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:33pm
A former Atlanta schools technology chief has resigned his job with a Dallas school district amid a federal investigation stemming from his time in Atlanta.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:08pm
Contract negotiations between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union have yet to start, but the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the city’s residents has been in full swing for weeks. For both sides, the stakes could not be higher.