Police dog to regularly search public schools in Springfield

Springfield Public Schools officials have hired a canine handler to regularly search middle and high schools for drugs, bombs and guns.<p>The State …


Ofsted should 'oblige' state schools to work with independent schools, urges head

Ofsted should “oblige” state schools to enter into partnerships with independent schools if offered, a private school head has said.<p>Martin Stephen, …


Virginia becomes first to mandate computer science education

Virginia has become the first state to adopt mandatory standards for computer-science education.<p>The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports …


Math Fair

<i>History</i><p>In late May 2015, one of my Grade 9 students had the idea to take some of our favourite classroom tasks to elementary school students. Two …


Doubling Down on Recruiting: Lessons from Finding and Hiring Teachers

Throughout the U.S., hiring qualified teachers is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. That’s because the number of teachers applying for …


Nashville Teacher Fired Over 'Lack Of Judgement' For Video Of Student's Hijab Being Ripped Off

A Nashville teacher from New Vision Academy Charter School was fired Thursday for a "lack of judgment" due to a video posted on Snapchat showing a …

News (U.S.)

School District: School bus carrying 24 students hit by car, no students injured

A Greenville County school bus carrying 24 students was hit by a car on Thursday, a school district spokesperson said.<p>No students were injured in the …


Former teacher loses license after telling student her ‘curves are spicy'

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 15, 2017 - 11:48 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>WESTLAKE, Fla.</b> - A former Seminole Ridge High School math teacher has been stripped of his teaching …


Diversity Data Are Misleading

The news and opinion sections of the media leave the distinct impression that diversity is the No. 1 goal of public schools. Yes, test scores, …


District 62 superintendent will get $127,000 to leave amid sexual harassment allegations

Des Plaines Elementary District 62 Superintendent Floyd Williams will be paid $127,000 to resign amid sexual harassment complaints, which he denies.


Prosecutor's office says no evidence of hazing in Crestwood incident, recommends no charges be filed

MANTUA, Ohio - The Portage County Prosecutor's Office has recommended no charges be filed and has concluded their review of an investigation into an …


Judge rules Bevin can reorganize education boards, but he went too far with one

A circuit judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Matt Bevin can reorganize state education boards when the legislature is not in session, but his …

School Administration

Yes, Really: A Teacher in Virginia Quizzed Students on Mistresses and Boytoys

Parents in a Virginia school district are outraged at a middle school worksheet that asks students to identify things like “trophy wives” and …


Walters: California’s school war flares up on three fronts

Three recent and seemingly discrete events neatly frame California’s political and legal war over whether the state’s six million K-12 students are …


Catholic school trustees call Bill 24 ‘erosion of school board autonomy’

The Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association says it is concerned two aspects of legislation introduced by the NDP government to protect the …

Canadian News

Voters approve Millard tax levy override by wide margin

The Millard School District’s tax levy override ballot issue passed by a wide margin Tuesday.<p>Sixty-three percent of voters favored the override, and …


Essential Education: Charter schools push back at L.A. Unified and win some concessions

Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest:<p>Charter schools in L.A. got some, but not all, of the rule changes they wanted from the district.<br>• Cal State trustees took a public stand on standing up for "Dreamers."


N.Y. education officials approve 5 new charter schools for city

State education officials voted Tuesday to approve the creation of five more charter schools in New York City.


Waukee school board faces heat over COO accused of wrongdoings

CLOSE<p>The chief operating officer received a 6 percent raise less than a year after the school investigation ended. It's not clear whether he was …


Only a fraction of Canberra's public schools access Safe Schools support

Only a fraction of ACT schools asked for help in supporting gender and sexually diverse students this year despite a heated national debate over the …


Behind the debate: Read the changes to rules for L.A. charter schools

Los Angeles charter school leaders won changes to the rules under which they operate last week after they put pressure on the Los Angeles Unified School District.<p>Students, they say, will benefit. But some district officials say that it is better for students that the charters did not get everything …


Private vs public: Looking at the great schooling dilemma

It was a very stressful time. As it is for nearly all parents.<p>Do we send our children to the state school down the road, or do we make a financial …


Where are all the students going?

As the Hillsborough County School Board prepares to vote on four new charter school applications, we thought we would share some data from the …


Oklahoma awarded 16M federal grant for charter schools

A federal grant of more than $16 million is expected to increase the number of charter schools in Oklahoma over the next several years.<p>The Oklahoman …


Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> <b>Reading Promotion for Middle and High Schools</b><p><i>on</i> 11/15/2017 • ( 0 )<p>I imagine most school librarians have a range of experiences with …


Liberia bet big on charter schools. One year in, what's it learning?

Few educator experts disagree that the West African country's education system needs an overhaul. But many are skeptical about the pilot program, …


Waived fees give prospective college students chance to apply

Applying to college can be an expensive venture for high school seniors and their families. However, a week-long initiative is giving prospective …


In a first, New York officials reject 2 proposed charter schools, but sign off on 5 for New York City

New York’s top education policymakers voted Monday to approve five new charter schools in New York City – but, for the first time, rejected two …


TUESDAY: Notice of Public Hearing/Meeting on Fort Greene Park-Parks Without Borders and Unity Preparatory Charter School

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/MEETING (TUESDAY)<p>Fort Greene Park – Parks Without Borders<br>November 14, 2017<br>Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM, a public …


New York City: Parent Leader Seeks to Block Release of Student Info to Charter Schools

Johanna Garcia, a New York City public school parent and president of her district’s Community Education Council, has lodged a formal complaint to …