Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 3:39pm
Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker and a presumptive candidate for mayor of New York, laid out a vision for improving the city’s schools in a speech on Tuesday in which she emphasized an increased focus on literacy, using accomplished teachers as mentors and extending the school day for many students.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:15pm
A Massachusetts high school has will enact a new policy that allows trained members of his administrative team to perform a breathalyzer test if a student is suspected of being intoxicated during a school event or during the school day.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:12pm
Superintendent Daniel Fishbein’s current salary of $227,000 already exceeds the current cap of $165,000 for a district of Ridgewood’s size; should he renew his contract, as he has indicated he would, he will be forced to take a pay cut amounting to the difference.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:04pm
Kentucky's school districts are facing a bill of $50 million to $60 million to pay off a longstanding deficit in a financially troubled insurance trust.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 3:02pm
Those who control the Kansas Legislature want to revise the state constitution to rein in the courts following a ruling that the state must boost its spending on public schools, several GOP leaders confirmed Monday.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:58pm
Utah educators will begin to use the same strategy at all schools, looking for ways to prevent the growing number of teen suicides.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:55pm
Absenteeism rates are not indicative of an abnormal flu season at Ann Arbor Public Schools, but reports of a national influenza epidemic have led the district to increase its tracking of flu-related absences.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:54pm
Hamiliton schools have gone 20 years without increasing their operating taxes.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 2:52pm
A continuing dispute over job protections for New York City school bus drivers means the threat of a strike is still looming, potentially disrupting transportation for about 152,000 students as soon as this week.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:32pm
As schools chief in Indiana, Florida's new education commissioner had a reputation as a hard-charging, caustic, union-battling advocate for the kind of conservative policies pushed by former Sunshine State Gov. Jeb Bush - a friend and supporter of the Republican.