Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:48pm
The Long Beach Island Consolidated School District is still working to get modular classrooms installed on the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School grounds in Surf City to ease overcrowding, as the building currently houses all of the district’s students since Superstorm Sandy damaged the Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:40pm
Education officials will cut the ribbon on 78 new city schools in September, bringing the number of public schools opened during the Bloomberg administration to 656 — a record for any New York mayor.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:38pm
This is a proactive measure, school board president Bob Stoody said Tuesday morning, explaining that the trustees must vote before the district can hire anyone at that rate, and they have taken no such action. The district currently pays $95 a day for its substitute teachers.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:35pm
On Tuesday, the Senate State Affairs Committee introduced a compromise bill designed to bring together opposing factions who disagree on the proposed public schools budget, which the Senate voted down last week 17-18.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:33pm
The nine schools are among 27 elementary schools, K-8 schools, and early childhood centers that are being tapped so far to accommodate the enrollment spike, mostly in the lower grades, according to a report that will be presented to the School Committee Wednesday night.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 3:06pm
Two former executives of a sports gear company admitted in federal court Tuesday that they routinely overbilled schools by forging fake price quotes from competitors in a decade-long fraud scheme that extended to 12 states.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 3:02pm
Widespread cheating continued at the El Paso Independent School District even after disgraced Superintendent Lorenzo García was arrested, as many high schools became "diploma mills," according to an 86-page audit released Monday by the district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:54pm
The House on Tuesday passed a charter schools bill 62-56 with, oddly, no debate or questions on House Bill 369, the "Charter Schools Act of 2013."
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:47pm
A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:44pm
Portland Public Schools continues to discipline African American, American Indian and Latino students at higher rates than their white and Asian peers, according to data presented to the school board on Monday.