The salary variance between Chicago and suburban public schools is part of a long-standing debate over spending in Illinois public schools, fueled mostly by differences in property wealth in districts as well as how the state divvies up money for schools, which many educators, lawmakers and policymakers consider inequitable.
After 40 years of service to the Waynesboro Area School District, schools Superintendent Sherian Diller has announced that she plans to retire on June 30, 2017. Diller spent 12 years as a classroom teacher. Prior to becoming superintendent, she was an elementary school principal.
Two new partners will help young adults develop essential skills for middle-skill jobs requiring STEM. The Center to Advance CTE will help efforts to attract and recruit students into career technical education programs while The Center on Education and Skills at New America will develop research on apprenticeships for high school students.
St. Vrain Valley School District has partnered with Discovery Education to empower its middle school educators with Science Techbook. The two are also commencing two year-long pilot review programs, bringing the Science Techbook to high school classrooms and the Social Studies Techbook to middle school classrooms.
In the U.S., 14.4 percent of people age 15-29 are "NEETs"—young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training—according to an international organization. In particular, a report highlights the dismal prospects of "early school leavers," young people who do not complete secondary school.
Utahns estimate that a quarter of public education funding is spent on school administration, according to a survey. But in reality, Utah's school districts spend less than 10 percent of their budgets on administration, with the majority directed toward classroom costs like teacher salaries, student services and supplies.
After using the STEMscopes California digital STEM curriculum at the middle school level last school year, Greenfield USD will now expand its implementation to all schools in grades K8. As part of a Teacher Quality Partnership grant, Greenfield is also partnering with CSU Monterey Bay for professional development.
The dream of educational equality is far from realized, and sadly the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, by considering a moratorium against charter schools, is now playing the role of obstructionist.
Hinsdale High School District 86 believes students need a break to accomplish other tasks important to their academic futures. It offers seniors a homework-free weekend once a year. At York High School in Elmhurst, students can get help with math homework at Math Labs throughout the day.
Yet rural schools face a host of unique obstacles, including the difficulty of attracting and retaining teachers in remote locations; student bodies that are often too small to justify amenities like Advanced Placement classes; and inconsistent internet access.
PBS KIDS's website, Design Squad Global, is set to launch its global Clubs initiative, where students ages 10-13 in after-school programs around the world engage in a multi-week program designed to increase their understanding of engineering and expand cross-cultural engagement.
Parents, teachers and students came together for “walk-ins” at schools across the country, rallying for more funding for public education and against harsh discipline policies, overtesting and the expansion of charter schools.
D.C. Public Schools promised that it would save millions of dollars if it paid a private company to prepare and serve meals to its students, but a new report released Friday reveals the school system has not saved much money at all since it made the switch in 2008.
For 80 years, teachers educated St. Louis’ children at Wilkinson School. But amid declining enrollment, the handsome multistory brick school building suffered in 2008 the same fate as so many schools in St. Louis: It closed. Now, a new plan would return teachers to Wilkinson, but this time as tenants.
Voyager Sopris Learning has released REWARDS Plus: Social Studies (3rd Edition), a specialized reading program for struggling readers in middle and high school. The new edition places an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills.