Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:01am
Where Gov. Larry Hogan's original charter school expansion bill sought to make it easier to open more charter schools and give them greater flexibility in hiring, firing and funding, the amended version passed by a Senate panel only allows the state's existing successful charter schools to get slightly more flexibility.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:32am
A bill that would restrict school officials' ability to comment on political issues, including elections and legislation, was put on hold as opposition to the measure continued to grow.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:31am
The role of police in the city's schools will change under a new proposal. Under the new plan, officers will be allowed to keep their weapons. School officials said the main focus is to deal with truancy in the city with more visibility and presence in schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:18am
Following a years-long trend toward fewer arrests and suspensions in New York City public schools, arrests for the first 110 days of the current school year are down 16 percent from the previous year and suspensions are down 10 percent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:00am
The House voted to pump $7.255 billion into the state school funding formula in the next two school years. The 9 percent increase offers enough money to cover the costs of expanding kindergarten from half-day to full-day plus provide about $100 more per student next school year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 1:12am
A proposed bill that would allow incorporated cities to form their own school systems by carving out a piece of a larger district using existing local government boundaries had a hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:55am
The United States Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former Morgan Hill high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag tee-shirts inside out during Cinco de Mayo celebration at their school in 2010.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:50am
As many in Delaware call for a change to the state's complicated system of funding schools, some school districts could get the chance to put more resources directly in the classroom under a proposed pilot program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:12am
The Boston school system is failing to adequately teach thousands of students who speak limited English and provide them with rigorous coursework, nearly five years after promising the federal government it would overhaul programs to comply with civil rights laws, according to an ongoing federal review.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:10am
A coalition studying how to fix the education system in Detroit made sweeping recommendations, including the creation of a Detroit Education Commission to oversee the opening and closing of all city schools. The recommendations also called on the state to assume some of the massive debt of Detroit Public Schools.