Fifty-three people from across the country have applied to be superintendent of North Carolina's newest school system, known as the Achievement School District, which will serve students in some of the state's lowest-performing schools.
Preferred Meals debuted its new Food Allergy Meal System for breakfast and lunch meals, available for the first time this 2016-17 academic year. The kid-friendly foods are free of gluten and the top eight allergens, including milk, eggs, fish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts and wheat.
When it comes to special education teachers, the teacher shortage situation is dire. The attrition rate for these educators is twice that of general education teachers. And as special education students are increasingly put into general education classes, the preparedness gap of teachers becomes even wider.
Leaders of a growing “opt out” movement against standardized tests lost a major battle under the nation’s new education law. But they have gone into the new school year determined to bolster their ranks.
New Jersey districts aren't receiving state money based on their student population and demographics as dictated by the current school funding formula, according to a report. That's left hundreds of districts with either overpayments or underpayments from the state. The report also found problems in special education and preschool funding.
McGraw-Hill Education acquired Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
Curriki, a K12 global community for creating and sharing open educational resources (OER), has created a new array of custom services, including custom OER collection curation and publishing services, a custom search widget and a search application program interface.
While there have been a few trailblazers in the development of meditative practices in schools, some professionals are hesitant to believe these can have the same, standard success rate at each institution.
School officials are seeking answers as the state education agency has come under scrutiny for a decade-old policy which may have denied services for hundreds of thousands of special needs students across Texas.
The concept of zero tolerance has come to encompass such a broad range of disruptive actions that roughly three million schoolchildren are suspended each year. The pendulum in some jurisdictions is swinging away from hard-nosed book-’em certitudes toward softer let’s-try-to-reason-with-’em approaches.
Most Illinois taxpayers have never heard of Article 19b of the Illinois School Code. But this energy-savings statute could concern taxpayers if their local school districts approved the energy-efficiency improvements the article allows, and then used them to fund other unrelated and unbudgeted no-bid projects.
Chicago Public Schools officials released new, slightly more democratic requirements for the district to consolidate schools or change attendance boundaries. They also spelled out how the district will shut down charters that fail to meet benchmarks for student achievement or financial management.
While the Nevada Supreme Court blocked the state’s program offering $5,100 a year to all students leaving public school, it didn’t say the school choice program was illegal. The Legislature would need to set aside funding specifically for the program instead of funneling money out of the state account for public schools, as originally planned.
Lawmakers in Virginia are working to create another option for students and it doesn't include attending a brick and mortar school. They’re looking to set up a statewide, virtual online public school system but have met some challenges along the way.
Du Quoin CUD 300’s school superintendent, Gary Kelly, is planning to retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year after 24 years in the Illinois district with 21 of them as superintendent.