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Browning Plans to Restructure Pasco School District

The 2012-13 school year starts Monday in Pasco County, but the real beginning for the school district may be in November when Kurt Browning is sworn in as the new superintendent.

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New Education Standards Challenge Texas Schools

Forty-four percent of Texas campuses met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets this year due to a substantial increase in requirements, the Texas Education Agency announced last week.

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Chris Simon Named Rural Education Coordinator

Christopher Simon of Huslia has been named Rural Education Coordinator at the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, effective August 16.

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Will School Charge for Athletics in Order to Balance Budget?

The Belmond-Klemme school board spent over an hour August 9 listening to parents of youth athletes concerned about being charged for the use of school facilities.

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Maryland Gets Grant to Help Teach Climate Change

Teachers in Maryland are about to get new help and encouragement to talk about the touchy topic of global warming in their classrooms.

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Classrooms Embracing Social Media

No longer are tech devices forbidden in Northwest Indiana schools as many were a few short years ago.

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‘Race to the Top’ Benefits Pa. Schools

The applications for Race To The Top — the Department of Education’s initiative that funds various school districts’ efforts to implement educational reforms that will lead to better teaching and learning — have been finalized, and school districts nationwide can now vie for the more than $400 million in funding for the participating schools.

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Stroudsburg School District Hires Back 15 Who Were Laid Off

Stroudsburg Area School Board voted Wednesday night to hire back 15 of the nearly 60 teachers that were laid off earlier this year.

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Walnut Valley School District Sells Excess Land for $35 Million to Homebuilder

Walnut Valley Unified School District attracted Fortune 500 homebuilder Lennar Corp. as the top bidder for a 30-acre piece of surplus land in Diamond Bar that is zoned for up to 200 new homes.

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School Districts Trim Overhead to Put More Money in Classroom

The story about the Issaquah School District's $167.5 million proposed budget notes the budget's flatness, no major increases or decreases in spending across all categories. The district also stands out for spending slightly less on overhead than the average King County school district.

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