To require that Oregon high schools give full schedules to four out of every five students without a way of funding it will only make already large class sizes even larger. This unfunded mandate is likely to fail unless much greater investment in public education is made.
The Florence County School District Three Board of Trustees voted to hire their next superintendent from within. Laura Hickson, the district's assistant superintendent of instruction, will replace V. Keith Callicutt, who will retire June 30.
Voters in Iowa's College Community school district will decide in April whether to pass a $49.5 million bond referendum to fund renovations of five schools. The project represents the first of two phases in the district’s 10-year facilities plan.
While teachers are spending weeks getting themselves and their students up to speed on the latest standards and standardized tests, they’re missing opportunities to build a curriculum that reflects the skills, talents and opportunities of their students, their regions and their communities.
The Alabama Department of Education released the latest list of "failing" schools where families are eligible to transfer to a different public school or receive a tax credit to help pay for private school. This year, a total of 66 schools made the failing list, down from 76 in 2014 and 78 in 2013.
The new icurio version offers content, organization, instruction and engagement to support K12 schools during their transformation from print to digital with curated Open Educational Resources and instructional tools.
Aldine Independent School District has migrated to Schoology's core learning management system for managing curriculum, virtual instruction, credit recovery, staff development and other educational initiatives.
The San Mateo County Board of Education denied the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School's petition to open a K8 charter within the Menlo Park City School District. It was determined that the plan contained too many deficiencies, including the absence of transitional kindergarten.
The California school district's school board voted 3-2 to oust Superintendent Mark Sutton during a special board meeting. Board members did not discuss why Sutton was dismissed, though many suspected longtime tensions with a board member were the reason.
Follett Corporation has invested in Vocabulary.com, a global online adaptive learning platform that takes a personalized approach toward driving vocabulary proficiency and literacy development.
The Georgia General Assembly is about to change the lives of 8,000 people never able to graduate high school because they failed part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. A proposed bill would free former Georgia high school students from having to pass the test to earn their diplomas.
The Montclair district has partnered with the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation to launch the Project Oasis Student Support Program for suspended high school students. The pilot program — which has three locations — offers a structured learning environment and mentoring to suspended students.
The Bloomfield School District Board of Education has selected Kim Mizell to succeed Joe Rasor as the district's next superintendent. Mizell is currently the executive director of Northwest Regional Education Center No. 2, which provides support programs for school districts.
Through Fuel Education’s PEAK, PresenceLearning and Fuel Education are offering a live, online special education solution that provides schools and districts access to a nationwide network of speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and mental health/behavioral health professionals.
What policy leaders and lawmakers need to assess is how much control they are willing to give up in order to grant sufficient latitude to teachers and administrators to take risks in designing study plans and class structures.