Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:59am
This year, in response to complaints that teachers didn’t fully understand how the new teacher evaluation ratings were generated last year, New Mexico's Public Education Department will include more detailed evaluation categories, including student test scores, principal observations, teacher attendance and student surveys.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:01am
Gov. Greg Abbott approved a measure to reduce the required number of end-of-course tests to pass from five to three. The legislation will immediately exempt thousands of high school students from the stricter graduation requirements. Students still have to get a passing average in all their core classes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:21pm
The Assembly bill does not specifically prohibit investigators from posing questions to children but it does require school boards to adopt a policy for residency investigations. The bill also requires investigators to identify themselves truthfully and five days' written notice to families before an investigation starts.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:19pm
The factors that lead to suicide are extremely complex, and simple lines cannot be drawn between academic stress and young people taking their own lives. But there's been a great deal of soul-searching about the pressures on high school students in the wake of these deaths.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:17pm
Fairfax is the largest school system in Virginia with more than 186,000 students. School board member Ryan McElveen, a proponent behind the amendment, said the proposal is designed to bring a "new age of respect," for transgender individuals.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:15pm
State officials have long hoped for voluntary district consolidation. Current proposals would ratchet up the pressure on school districts to move forward.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:13pm
More independent schools are pushing to redefine what it means to teach health, shattering the stereotype of awkward classes and squirming students.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:12pm
Special education teachers and providers at a Flagstaff school must receive more training by early October or risk a loss in federal funding, Arizona education officials said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:11pm
Wyoming was forced to cover the costs of Mammoth Hot Springs students' education in Gardiner after the federal government abruptly announced last year that it could no longer foot the bill for the Yellowstone students, as it had for decades.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:09pm
Efforts to revamp the evaluation process were spurred by Utah lawmakers' passage in 2012 of a bill requiring teachers to be ranked on a 4-point scale, with only those earning top rankings eligible for scheduled salary increases.