The State Board of Education agreed to implement a survey that asks students about drug use, sexual habits, and other health issues, ending months of controversy that centered on the voluntary nature of the biennial questionnaire.
The Assembly Education Committee rejected Republican legislation that would have repealed a highly controversial limit on local school district budget reserves that was enacted last year.
The state’s Supreme Court justices said the state doesn’t give districts enough funding to cover the true cost of a basic public education. This includes teacher salaries, which are now funded about 80 percent by the state and 20 percent from local levy funds. This had led to a disparity in teacher wages across the state.
San Bernardino County - with more than 400,000 students - has integrated security and endpoint systems management solutions from Dell, including Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive Firewalls, Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances and Dell PowerEdge blade servers.
Stillwater-area voters approved a $97.5 million bond referendum that will fund a districtwide renovation of school facilities and the construction of a new elementary school.
Trained school employees, either reserve peace officers or those who hold a security guard license, will be allowed to carry a handgun on school property after Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2014.
Under a new agreement with Dell, Absolute Software Corporation's Persistence technology will be embedded in the firmware of Android-powered Dell mobile devices for security and data risk management.
If homeschooling parents are paying taxes for the school system in which they live, they should be allowed to have their kids take part in any extracurricular program. The only catch is whether private school students should then also be able to participate in public school extracurricular sports too.
Instead of blanketing schools with the tablets as Los Angeles did, San Francisco is starting in five schools and working only with first-grade classrooms. The Digital Literacy program is giving them to the amilies for free, loaded with hundreds of books, learn-to-read software and educational games.
As a global audience has focused on Baltimore's impoverished neighborhoods following the riots, education advocates are pushing for more money for schools and programs for youth. They are asking the governor to release $68 million in education funding, including about $11 million for Baltimore.
To help schools and districts implement blended learning programs, Edgenuity’s new Blended Learning Services offers consulting, coaching, and professional resources — including program design consulting and coaching for practitioners.
Louisiana understaffs its charter schools oversight offices and relies on charters' own reports and whistleblowers to uncover problems. The new report also casts a skeptical eye on the veracity of the data that the state uses to calculate the performance scores that keep charters open.
As an early step in a decision-making decentralization plan, all principals in Denver will have the option to select and buy their own curriculum, school-based testing programs and professional development plans next year.
As part of a new partnership agreement between Quick Key and Pearson, educators can quickly score assessments using Quick Key’s mobile scanner app and instantly upload results to the PowerSchool student information system.
If American schools did a better job teaching about history and government, students likely would grow up to be more engaged, voting adults. Kids today wouldn't buy a cell phone without knowing how it works, yet schools graduate young people without a grounded understanding of how their own democratic institutions operate best.