Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:05pm
First Place Scholars, Washington state’s first charter school, got more state money than it should have after providing inaccurate information, says the audit, part of an investigation that began last year when the school was put on probation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:01pm
Courses that have been in the curriculum for years are facing potential cuts. Illinois schools currently abide by more than 100 mandates, but Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling to get rid of some of them, including drivers ed and physical education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 1:52pm
An audit of a Columbus charter school found several instances where the management company benefited at the expense of the school with members of the same family working at both. The findings have been referred to the Ohio Ethics Commission for investigation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 1:22pm
Traditional public schools share funding with charter schools based on enrollment numbers. But some public school funding is kept separate from the money that’s split with charters. Under the new Senate bill, public schools would have to share additional federal funding, gifts and grants, sales tax revenues and other funding.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:53am
Congress must decide whether to do battle again with First Lady Michelle Obama over school lunches with more whole grains and less salt. Now, Republicans are hoping to find bipartisan compromise on the rules and also dollars for the nation's child nutrition programs before the law expires.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:49am
A group of residents staging a hunger strike to pressure Chicago Public Schools into reopening the former Dyett High School have ended their effort. After weeks without solid food, strikers were said to be placing their health at increased risk. The protests had helped prompt CPS administrators to take the rare step of reopening a building they elected to close.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:29am
The Shawnee Mission school district won’t be allowed to intervene in the appeal of a court case that could set the course of public-school finance for years to come. The court ruled that Shawnee Mission, a district in a wealthy Johnson County community, waited too long to try to intervene in the lawsuit brought by poorer districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:53pm
The Michigan Department of Education won't release its annual Top-to-Bottom School Rankings or school report cards because of a federal waiver. Although districts can expect informational school rankings and diagnostic scorecards next fall, the more high stakes rankings will only be available in fall 2017.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:50pm
Backers outlined an ambitious strategy to place half of the students in LAUSD into charter schools over the next eight years, a move they said would serve as a model for the rest of the nation, according to a new report.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:00pm
The Colorado Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision rejected a constitutional challenge to part of the state’s school funding formula. At issue in the case of Dwyer v. State of Colorado was the negative factor, a calculation the legislature has used to reduce school funding to balance the state budget.