PublicSchoolWORKS has released Discriminatory Harassment — Identification and Response, a new course that addresses eight types of peer harassment based on race, sex, color, national-origin, disability and religion.
The Missouri Senate is expected to debate proposed changes to the student transfer law this week. Four bills had been proposed that would take different approaches at changing the law that lets students in poor-performing schools transfer to better performing ones, at the expense of the sending school.
The Texas district is scrambling to make sure nearly 600 students slated to graduate this year have met the necessary state requirements after an internal investigation revealed widespread problems, including students receiving credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly taking the same course despite passing each time.
Yaw Obeng, the previous superintendent in Burlington, Ontario, was chosen from a pool of 60 candidates to be the new school superintendent of Vermont's Burlington School District.
PublicSchoolWORKS has released a new online staff training course to address peer discriminatory harassment and the confidentiality, due-process rights and freedom of speech requirements for district administrators.
Joseph Davis, a superintendent from a small, high-poverty district in North Carolina, is the next superintendent of the struggling Missouri district. He replaces Art McCoy, who resigned last spring.
Two members of Freedom From Religion Foundation are suing a south Georgia school because they say it is conducting daily prayers in class and embarrassed their children after the parents complained.
Legislation has been introduced to create an Opportunity School District that will allow the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing schools. The district would take in no more than 20 schools per year and schools would stay in the district for five to 10 years.
A+ Mobile Solutions' Aldebaran NAO Robot and its development software are available as an optional add-on to its Mobile STEM Lab - Intelligent Laptop Cart. Students can learn to program the robot to perform simple to complex behaviors using the Choregraphe software.
Whatever lawmakers do to boost salaries, they need to make sure the state assumes full costs of compensation in the long term. Getting this done might be simpler if the state bargained directly over wages and health care with the state teachers’ unions and left non-pay issues for its local affiliates.
The per-student funding allocation in Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget concerns school leaders. Per-student foundation grants would rise by $75, but districts say certain funding cuts make the net of that much smaller and the budget doesn't factor in inflationary costs.
Students unable to enroll in the public or charter school of their choice and all children on Indian reservations would qualify for the state's private school voucher program under a pair of bills approved by an Arizona Senate committee.
The American Heart Association is lobbying the Florida Legislature this session to pass a bill that teaches CPR. Florida's schools are meant to teach students essential life skills. Learning how to save someone's life qualifies as critical education.
The new bill would allow a for-profit company to manage a charter school, but the charter governing body still retains administrative oversight. The governing body would have to provide information about the potential for-profit charter operator’s track record to the chartering authority.
The national graduation rate hit a record high of 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year, according to the Department of Education. Federal initiatives such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation and School Improvement Grants were credited for gains in closing achievement and opportunity gaps among students.