Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:23am
Research shows that in Pennsylvania’s public schools skin color, not economics, determines how much money districts get. At any given poverty level, districts that have a higher proportion of white students get substantially higher funding than districts that have more minority students, according to new findings.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:16am
After issuing a statement of no-confidence in the state’s accountability system for public schools last week, the proposal from the Florida Association of District School Superintendents will tweak the language in the statutes relating to school grades and outlines how school grades will be issued for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:46pm
A partnership between Microsoft and Philadelphia’s school district was meant to help spur change in the ailing education system. So far results have been mixed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:22pm
More than 150 of the Florida district’s 900 school buses on the roads right now are two decades old. District leaders planned to purchase 100 new school buses each year to update the fleet, but fell behind on those plans. The proposal to buy 200 new buses for $21 million this year is up for school board approval.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:15pm
Atlanta Public Schools has about 40 schools at high risk of potential state takeover if Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District amendment passes, but the head of Atlanta’s board of education says he won’t be actively campaigning against the amendment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:13pm
Borrowing costs for school districts impacted by a state budget impasse could reach as high as $11.2 million so far, according to Pennsylvania's state auditor. State payments to school districts that would have normally been distributed have been halted because of the government's inability to reach a final budget agreement.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 3:57pm
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the operators of one of Mississippi's first-ever charter schools a $9.5 million grant, providing the Nashville-based nonprofit RePublic Schools with resources to open more schools and to expand its computer science initiatives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 1:34pm
The West Virginia district's schools officials are now telling students and teachers they shouldn't automatically hunker down in classrooms if there's someone with a gun in their school. Perhaps most controversial is the program's guidance that students can physically confront a shooter as a last resort.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:51am
In a joint partnership between Boston Public Schools (BPS) and city education officials, Boston will develop a 10-year master plan that may include renovations, repairs or additions to existing facilities and new construction proposals for an estimated over $1 billion price tag.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:23am
One person is intent on transforming two beat-up SMART shuttle buses into mobile museums celebrating the Detroit's high schools. He's collecting memorabilia — from old newspapers and yearbooks to bricks from demolished buildings — in a quest to preserve a slice of a history he worries could one day disappear.