- COVID relief money helps Colorado schools pay for math and reading curriculum
State officials announced Wednesday that 42 districts and 28 charter schools will receive grants to purchase reading curriculum for early elementary grades and math curriculum for elementary and middle school.
Sep 22, 9:13 AM:
- Lynchburg schools administrators share plan to improve academic achievement
After the recent release of Standards of Learning (SOL) scores across the commonwealth, Lynchburg City School officials have rolled out a plan to improve academic achievement in light of the school division’s passing rates. >
Sep 22, 9:01 AM:
- LAUSD chief promises expanded early education, more bus seats and other ‘swift’ changes
Los Angeles Supt. Alberto Carvalho, in his first back-to-school address, pledged Monday to bring rapid progress to the nation’s second-largest school district, which has long struggled to make modest, consistent gains. >
Aug 9, 9:00 AM:
- MN school district policy bans teaching “divisive concepts”
A central Minnesota school district is clashing with the teachers union and LGBTQ allies over a proposed policy that opponents say would undermine equity and inclusion.
Aug 9, 8:58 AM:
- Opinion | School Districts Are Hoarding Federal Covid Funds
The Recover Act would allow states and school districts to use their unspent dollars from the American Rescue Plan to issue Child Opportunity Scholarships directly to parents. The scholarships, targeted for low-income students, >
Aug 3, 8:22 AM:
- Enrollment levels impact funding for area schools
The pandemic hit school districts hard in 2020, with Wisconsin schools losing 25 thousand students, and statewide, it hasn't quite bounced back.
Aug 3, 8:12 AM:
- Florida ‘parental rights’ law leads to more responsibilities for parents
Parents face added responsibilities as they receive broader rights over the services their children may receive in Florida schools.
Jul 25, 10:44 AM:
- How have Massachusetts school districts spent their $2.5 billion in federal COVID funds?
- Jul 11, 7:34 AM: With just over two years remaining to use that money, Massachusetts districts have spent about $737 million, or 28.6 percent, according to state data on reimbursed spending as of June 7.
- Interest Rates Are Going Up to Fight Inflation. Schools May Feel the Pain Either Way
- > Jul 5, 8:54 AM: School district leaders hope the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate hikes will provide fiscal relief as they strain to keep up with persistent inflation—but some also will find that the interest rate hikes only deepen their
- In historic move, Orleans Parish School Board names Avis Williams as next schools superintendent
- > Mar 31, 6:02 AM: After a monthslong, nationwide search, the Orleans Parish School Board has selected Avis Williams to be the next leader of New Orleans public schools. The board will now enter contract negotiations with Williams and plans to make
- Opinion: Memo to LAUSD’s new chief: Focus on results for students, families
- > Mar 29, 6:25 AM: Alberto Carvalho, the new Los Angeles schools chief, will soon announce bold reforms to lift children and families. Hopes run high as schools return to a taste of pre-pandemic normalcy after two years of shuttered classrooms and
- Denver board votes to limit school autonomy, bolster teacher job protections
- Mar 28, 6:23 AM: In a split vote, the Denver school board approved a controversial proposal late Thursday that will limit some schools’ autonomy in an effort to shore up teacher job protections.
- Philly’s $3.9 billion school budget approved to immediate backlash
- Mar 25, 8:11 AM: Steep enrollment drops and a re-allocation of resources are driving smaller budgets at some schools; school leaders say the cuts would be disastrous.
- Public school parent: Choice and specialty schools should be inclusive, not exclusive
- Mar 25, 8:07 AM: Savannah-Chatham school district has placed too many barriers to access for choice programs and specialty schools for students with academic and behavioral challenges.
- Croydon residents file petition in favor of original $1.7 million school budget
- > Mar 24, 7:56 AM: The board also said it plans to consider the use of “learning pods”, sometimes referred to as “micro schools”, a contracted program which provides individualized instruction to learning groups of approximately five to 10
- Here are the three finalists for New Orleans public schools superintendent
- Mar 23, 6:06 AM: After more than four hours of private discussion, the Orleans Parish School Board picked three finalists Tuesday night for superintendent of schools: Marshall Tuck, Avis Williams and André Wright.
- Are Philly schools’ 2022-23 budgets a ‘massacre’ or advancing equity?
- Mar 23, 5:54 AM: Some schools will lose multiple positions next year, and the principals' union is furious. But the district says it's a re-allocation of resources and a $170 million budget increase.
- JCPS envisions streamlined ‘choice zones’ in student assignment proposal
- Mar 23, 5:12 AM: Jefferson County Public Schools unveiled a proposed overhaul of its complex student assignment plan, which aims to deliver more options for families in and near west Louisville.
- Meet the finalists: What Philly’s 3 superintendent hopefuls said during their job interviews
- > Mar 17, 8:41 AM: When it comes to charter schools, Davis said he is “not necessarily pro-charter or anti-charter,” but instead “pro-good school and anti-school that isn’t welcoming, safe, and challenging to students.” He added that charter schools
- Waiting for a new superintendent is the wrong approach to fixing Philly schools | Opinion
- > Mar 8, 10:48 AM: The Philadelphia Board of Education is winding down its search for a new superintendent as the 10-year tenure of Superintendent William Hite nears its end. The people of Philadelphia, naturally, are pinning their hopes on the