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.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:00pm
Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 7:07pm
Seattle Public Schools has 18 months to fix persistent problems in its special-education programs, or risk losing millions of dollars in federal special-education funding or control over how it can spend that money.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 7:04pm
Last month, State Senator Dan Patrick, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, announced what he called the end of an era in Texas public schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 6:58pm
Heads Up Football, a national youth program aimed at teaching beginner-level kids a safer way to tackle in efforts to limit concussions and ease concerns of parents who question whether their children should play the game, is graduating to the high school level.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 1:45pm
California's largest nursing organization's courtroom bid to block public school employees from giving insulin shots to diabetic students appears to be on life support.