Schools

Flu outbreak forces an entire school district in Oklahoma to cancel classes for rest of week

Morris Public Schools said Monday's absences were at 20 percent, and Tuesday's were at more than 30 percent.

Education

Kenney names nominating panel for new Philly school board

Philadelphia’s new Board of Education started to take shape Tuesday with the naming of a 13-member nominating committee, the latest step toward …

Education

What have legislators proposed for education in Mississippi this year?

The Mississippi State Capitol. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report<b>Mississippi’s legislators have proposed dozens of bills this year aimed</b> …

School Administration

Wake County Board of Education names interim superintendent

The Wake County Board of Education announced Tuesday evening the appointment of Dr. Del Burns as interim superintendent of the Wake County Public …

Education

Council Bluffs, southwest Iowa school closings, late starts announced

The forecasts of extreme cold for Tuesday have led some school districts across southwest Iowa to cancel classes or set two hour late starts. We will …

School Districts

Expanded 529 Accounts Improve Tax Equity and Increase School Choice

One surprising late addition to tax reform was an expansion of the approved uses for tax-deductible 529 accounts. These accounts had been vehicles for avoiding federal taxes on investment earnings when the money saved in the accounts was used to pay higher education expenses. Now, taxpayers can use …

Education

Capistrano school district and teacher reach tentative accord

After more than a year-and-a-half of often contentious negotiations with its teachers union, the Capistrano Unified School District announced Friday …

Education

Under McAuliffe, an emphasis on science and technology education

When Terry McAuliffe entered office as Virginia’s governor four years ago, expectations for high school students were outdated, he said. Schoolchildren were credited for “seat time,” not how well equipped they were to enter the workforce.<p>So his administration set out to create opportunities and …

Terry McAuliffe

Guilford Public Schools Hiring For Several Jobs

Information on all of the available jobs and details on how to apply are included below.<p>GUILFORD, CT — The school year is now into the new year and …

Education

Tanzania:Govt Warns Schools Over Unrealistic Pass Marks

[Daily News] THE government has vowed to take disciplinary action against private schools in the country that will dare deny students with required …

Education

New study calculates charter schools' negative financial impact on North Carolina school districts

A new report from Duke University’s Helen “Sunny” Ladd and University of Rochester’s John D. Singleton uses North Carolina data to conclusively show …

Education

How diverse are Kings and Mason schools? More than most.

The mostly white suburban Cincinnati schools took heat for racist jerseys and offensive comments, but they have growing minority populations

Education

Middletown Board Of Education Meeting Jan. 16

The next Middletown Board of Ed. meeting will be next Tuesday, Jan. 16 followed by the finance meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17.<p>MIDDLETOWN, NJ — NOTICE …

New York City

School districts cancel classes ahead of Thursday’s freezing rain, sleet, snow forecast

Several school districts in the metro area have already called off school ahead of Thursday’s inclement weather forecast.<p>See if your child’s district …

Weather

Teacher arrested after speaking out at school board meeting

Pfizer plans to end research for new drugs to fight Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Alzheimer's Disease

Vancouver teacher suspended after student passes out from headlock

A Vancouver teacher has been suspended after putting a female student in a headlock in gym class, causing her to pass out.<p>According to documents from …

School Administration

Seattle should work with, not fight, charter schools

If Seattle wants to control charter schools coming into the district, it should become a charter-school authorizer, like Spokane Public Schools.

Education

CPS To Hold First Public Meeting On Plan For New Englewood High School

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Chicago Public Schools leaders planned to hold the first of two community meetings Wednesday night to replace four Englewood …

Chicago Public Schools

Deputy Injured During Struggle with Suspect at Alpine School District

Share This Article:<p>A deputy responding Wednesday to a burglar alarm at a school district building in the Cuyamaca Mountains community of Alpine …

San Diego

Parents, students and educators weigh in on the future of Hartford schools

HARTFORD – A passionate crowd addressed the Hartford Board of Education ahead of a decision to restructure public schools.Parents, educators, and …

Education

Teacher Confronts School Board About Superintendent’s Big Raise — She Gets Dragged Away in Cuffs

She had gone years without a raise, so she wanted to know why the superintendent was getting one. But her questions weren’t received well.<p>On Monday, …

Conservative View

School administrator staffing review

Reforms to the funding formula for school administration staff will come into effect in Term 1 this year, after the state government conducted a …

Education

Early dismissal for public schools due to freezing rain in forecast for Monday afternoon

All Philadelphia public schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, due to freezing rain and sleet in the forecast for late Monday afternoon. …

Freezing Rain

Progressive millennials win Kansas races: “People write off flyover states as red”

After young progressives win local races in Kansas, there are hints of change in a red state<p>In recent months, political elections in Alabama and Virginia have captured major media attention. But as the nation’s focus has been on these contested and explosive elections, two Kansas public servants …

U.S. Politics

Free tampons for girls, an end to ‘meal shaming’ — and more in new state laws affecting schools

While national attention was focused in 2017 on the first year of the Trump administration, state legislatures around the country were busy, passing more than 21,000 new laws, according to the National Conference on State Legislatures. Some of those affect public schools, as does actions taken by …

Education

#MatricResults2017: Lesufi's investment in schools ‘paying off’

Johannesburg - When Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi came into office three years ago, he resolved to invest in ailing, neglected township …

Education

UK government ignoring illegal Haredi Orthodox schools, London council charges

The local council of a London area with many Jewish residents criticized the government’s alleged inaction on unregulated educational institutions …

Education

Charter schools not on the menu this legislative session

CHARLESTON - West Virginia legislators are putting the charter school debate back on the shelf for the upcoming session, Monongalia County Del. Joe …

Education

LAUSD chief Michelle King to retire, won't return from medical leave, sources say

Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Michelle King, whose four-month medical leave left a leadership gap at a school system facing challenges on numerous fronts, won’t return to her position and plans to retire later this year, sources said Friday.<p>King’s move will allow the new Board of …

Education

Proposals to raise more money for Colorado’s public schools inch closer to ballot

Proponents of increasing funding for Colorado’s public schools cleared a major hurdle this week in their attempt to ask voters to bump up taxes on …

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