Federal subsidies for Mississippi after-school programs serving 29,000 students are in jeopardy after state Department of Education officials mishandled grant money and tried to cover up their mistakes. The state is now trying to figure out how to repay up to $19 million in federal money.
Washington’s Highline Public Schools launched a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education. All K12 classrooms districtwide will have access to digital content through Discovery Education Streaming Plus. In addition, teachers and principals eight schools will participate in Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps.
A school bus operators association says Minnesota is facing its most significant shortage of school bus drivers in years. Nearly every school district in the state has at least some positions to fill with some districts needing more than 100 drivers.
Education Achievement Authority officials said this week Gov. Rick Snyder approved a deal to relieve the authority of $12 million in lease payments it owed the Detroit schools for the past two school years for operating its beleaguered 15-school reform district inside former DPS buildings.
New Braunfels ISD selected GuideK12 to support district data visualization and mapping throughout its attendance zone planning process. The district is also planning to add the GuideK12 SchoolSearch address look-up tool to the district website.
In some cases, charter schools—public schools—are clearly laying out obstacles bigger than those in the applications of private universities, with requirements that put low-income students, foster children and those from poorly educated or immigrant families at a disadvantage.
Mooresville Graded School District's board of education has named Stephen Mauney to succeed retiring Superintendent Mark Edwards. Mauney, the district's executive director of secondary education and CTE since 2011, has been a Mooresville administrator since 1999.
Maryland’s largest school system has projected that its enrollment will continue to surge, rising to a record level of more than 159,000 students, continuing an eight-year trend of enrollment increases of more than 2,000 students a year. Montgomery County, with more than 200 schools, is among the state’s fastest-growing.
Benchmark Education launched a new comprehensive literacy intervention program for grades K-2. The program, Spring Forward, includes 228 leveled fiction and non-fiction books to scaffold students up to higher reading levels.
It is encouraging to hear Dallas ISD and other districts nationwide are working hard to integrate social emotional health education back into our schools. However, the first factor that cannot be ignored is that as adults, we must practice what we preach. The second factor for success is that any curriculum and related efforts must be trauma-informed.
The State Board of Education named Michael Sentance, former secretary of education in Massachusetts, as the new superintendent of public schools in Alabama. Sentance will replace will replace Tommy Bice, who retired in March after more than four years on the job.
A school finance lawsuit filed by a group of Johnson County parents in federal court may have reached its end. The dismissal ended a roughly six-year legal battle between parents from the Shawnee Mission school district and the state of Kansas over the state’s ability to cap local spending on schools.
Legislative leaders and the state attorney general began pushing for more effective ways to educate Ohio students about drug abuse amid an ongoing epidemic. The Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education will have 90 days to study the issue and recommend solutions to state lawmakers.
On the first day students reported to classes at Christiansburg High School, their principal was appointed to a new job in a neighboring district. The Pulaski County School Board appointed Kevin Siers as the new superintendent of Pulaski County Public Schools.
South Carolina’s harsh “disturbing schools” law, which some legal experts say may be the broadest and vaguest of its kind in the country, is being challenged in a federal lawsuit. The law makes it a crime “to disturb in any way or in any place the students or teachers of any school” or “to act in an obnoxious manner.”