Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:34pm
More than 130 police officers and deputies roam the halls of Orange County's 184 public schools, a visible reminder of efforts to make schools safer. But the same schools share only 44 social workers. That's about one for every 4,150 students, well over the one-to-250 ratio recommended by the School Social Work Association of America.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:31pm
The leader of the world’s largest public education system says he’ll fight for change until his last day on the job. Two years to the day after city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott officially took over the Education Department, the “boy from Queens” promised to keep pushing the reforms that have defined the Bloomberg administration.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:11pm
A look at Ohio’s new A-F report card system, slated to be rolled out in August, shows many school districts score poorly in areas such as closing achievement gaps between students — one of the new graded measures.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:06pm
A tiny Texas town shaken by tragedy took a major step toward normalcy Monday as hundreds of students went back to school days after a fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes and killed at least 14 people.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:03pm
A West Virginia student was charged with causing a disruption at a middle school when he refused to remove a T-shirt that displayed the National Rifle Association’s logo and hunting rifle. Jared Marcum, 14, said the shirt did not violate Logan Middle School’s dress code policy.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:00pm
School officials said they are trying to be as prepared as possible to help children and staff after an emotional week off.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 5:15pm
Members of the Fond du Lac Board of Education will choose officers and decide on their annual compensation during a reorganizational portion of Monday’s regular meeting. Elizabeth Hayes, who was recently re-elected to her tenth term on the board, currently serves as president. Julie Nett is vice president, Eric Everson, secretary/clerk, and Kathleen Nagle, treasurer, who was also re-elected, along with Mark Jurgella.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 5:06pm
After nearly four months of nonstop action, the Richmond School Board paused Saturday to try to figure out what it wants to accomplish during its four-year term. During a five-hour retreat at Broad Rock Elementary School, the board set aside its daily duties and let two facilitators lead in-depth discussions on beliefs, goals and strategies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 4:50pm
Although the Cleveland School District is leaving its longtime offices on East Sixth Street this summer, school board member Eric Wobser wants the district to increase its presence downtown. Wobser has proposed using all $4.5 million from the sale of the district headquarters to the Drury hotel chain for creating a new school downtown, or expanding one or both of the district schools already there.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 4:42pm
The Wyoming School Facilities Commission approved funds for planning and design of 19 projects intended to aid school districts running out of classroom space. A $10 million allocation by the 2013 state legislature was divvied among 18 districts. The list includes $1 million to fund the design of a new elementary school in the Natrona County School District.