As the principal who changed two low-performing and violent Philadelphia high schools into safe spaces focused on learning, Linda Cliatt-Wayman developed a program of high expectations.
Wisconsin educators say the two-year state budget signed this fall by Gov. Scott Walker is the most school-friendly they’ve seen since he was elected in 2010. After years of cuts or freezes, the 2017-19 budget includes a $636 million increase in K12 spending.
The State Board of Education voted to create two quality systems for the state’s schools. The state will continue to issue state school quality ratings that don’t penalize schools for high opt-out rates. However, it will create a separate list of schools based on the federal requirement that students who opt out are counted as not proficient.
Santa Rosa County District Schools is broadening its partnership with Discovery Education to support the expansion of the district's STEAM Innovate! education program in all high schools with a blend of professional development and digital content.
The Elba City School board selected Chris Moseley, currently Elba High School’s principal, to serve as the system’s new superintendent. He will succeed Chresal Threadgill, who resigned earlier this year to accept a post with the Board of Education in Mobile.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District School Board is taking steps to protect the district's drinking water after the board passed a resolution that ensures water will be tested regularly.
Using the WebCTRL building automation system, building owners and operators can now securely push data from a single building or a portfolio of buildings to a cloud-based platform. From there, they can create graphs, charts, reports and dashboards to visualize the building data.
The best way to mitigate the adverse impact of poverty on children is to provide children with the supports they need. Highly trained and experienced teachers are the key to providing this support if those districts are, first, lucky enough to be able to recruit them and, second, keep them. The problem: Michigan has a teacher shortage.
Salam Noor, the chief state schools officer, resigned less than three years after Gov. Kate Brown picked him to oversee K12 schools. Colt Gill, Brown's education innovation officer, has been installed as the interim head of the Oregon Department of Education.
School leaders in the area are pushing for more flexibility to reduce costly and cumbersome state mandates. They cover everything from testing to truancy. The drive to make changes is starting now with the help of a state lawmaker.
MindRocket Media Group has bought American ED TV, a television company focused on American education. MindRocket will soon begin production on The Jack Ford Report, a 60-minute syndicated education news program.
Though Colorado has one of the lowest rates for high school graduation in the country, there is evidence across the state that administrators are working to change that. A big part of their strategy is something simple: caring.
Much of the Texas district's $1.05 billion bond package will go toward the construction of new schools or the rebuilds of existing campuses, as well as multiple improvement projects. But critics are questioning the equity of the projects.
After weeks of discussion, a state panel is outlining what new paths to graduation might look like for future high school students. One thing is clear: they'd like less retesting and better alternatives for students who struggle to pass the tests currently required for high school graduation.
Prince William County officials have approved more than $126 million in new borrowing to fund a total 14 school construction projects, including another elementary school facility, an additional high school and a new alternative school.