SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION TO PREPARE PRINCIPALS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

July 19, 2018 UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded $1.73 million to extend the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) program. This funding supports a cohort of 20 future leaders for 2018-2020. Supported by the North Carolina Alliance for School Leader Development, PPEERS is a partnership between UNCG, 11 rural school districts and the Southern Regional Education Board. The … Continue reading SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION TO PREPARE PRINCIPALS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Qualified special education teachers are leaving nonprofits at an alarming rate Special education teachers working in certain New York City nonprofits are paid much less than teachers with the DOE.  By TOM MCALVANAH JULY 20, 2018 On June 28, New York Nonprofit Media’s piece on a New York City Council Education Committee hearing titled New York City Nonprofits continue push to raise pay for early childhood educators chronicled … Continue reading Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Kent public school teachers rally for better pay; threaten strike in the fall

POSTED 1:32 PM, JULY 19, 2018, KENT, Wash. — Teachers in Kent rallied for better pay ahead of a district meeting Thursday where the teacher’s union presented a counterproposal. The Kent Public School District has offered a 3.1-percent increase for teachers, which the Kent Education Association Bargaining Team says is not acceptable and doesn’t meet cost of living increases. Teachers argue that more money is now available … Continue reading Kent public school teachers rally for better pay; threaten strike in the fall

The state of Colorado’s education as two prominent leaders leave their positions

Bruce Benson and Tom Boasberg have made a lot of changes over the last 10 years to the state’s education system. Benson as the president of the University of Colorado system and Boasberg as the superintendent of Denver Public Schools. Author: Nelson Garcia Published: 4:38 PM MDT July 19, 2018 Updated: 8:27 PM MDT July 19, 2018 https://www.9news.com/video/news/education/state-of-education-under-two-leaving-leaders/73-8194748 DENVER — From the classroom to the boardroom, Bruce Benson … Continue reading The state of Colorado’s education as two prominent leaders leave their positions

State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

Kristy Moody, principal of Fairmount Park Elementary in St. Petersburg, walks with a kindergarten class in 2016, her first year at the school. Now entering her third year, state officials questioned whether she should continue at the school, given its latest D grade. But Pinellas County school superintendent Mike Grego called Moody “the right person” for the job. Fairmount Park is one of five chronically … Continue reading State to keep close watch on five ‘turnaround’ schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas

Florida education news: Turnarounds, vouchers, charter schools and more

  By Jeffrey Solochek Published: July 19, 2018 TURNAROUNDS: With 2018 state grades out, Hillsborough and Pinellas school district leaders bring improvement plans for their most struggling campuses to the Florida Board of Education for approval. Each gets warnings that their plans must include highly rated teachers, using the state’s standards. • The board approves plans for two Duval County schools without any reservations, the Florida Times-Union reports. VOUCHERS: The Florida Board of Education adopts rules to … Continue reading Florida education news: Turnarounds, vouchers, charter schools and more

School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

by Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado June 25, 2018 The Douglas County School District outside Denver has paid $1.32 million to settle a long-running special education case brought by a couple who sought reimbursement from the district for their son’s education at a private school for students with autism. The payment, made to the law firm representing the couple in May, represents the last chapter in … Continue reading School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

A new public education movement is emerging in Wisconsin, a rebuke to Gov. Walker’s war on labor and school privatization

By Valerie Strauss July 3, 2018 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) launched a war on labor in 2011, enacting a law called Act 10  that decimated the power of public employee unions to bargain, and it also cut pay for most public sector workers.  It was clear that the law was largely aimed at the teachers unions, because Walker exempted the unions of police, firefighters and … Continue reading A new public education movement is emerging in Wisconsin, a rebuke to Gov. Walker’s war on labor and school privatization

Growing student population turning Lehigh Senior High into ‘mega school’

Principal, Jackie Corey , highlights why a new high school is needed in the area as well as what she is doing at her school to accommodate 300 more students this coming school year. Fort Myers News-Press Thyrie Bland,  July 6, 2018 When school resumes in August, Lehigh Senior High School will have at least 236 more students than it did during the 2017-18 school year. … Continue reading Growing student population turning Lehigh Senior High into ‘mega school’

Vermonters React To Education Agency’s Statewide Merger Proposal, Required By Act 46

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN & AMY KOLB NOYES JUN 5, 2018 A nearly 200-page report was released by the Vermont Agency of Education on Friday, and school districts around Vermont are going through the state’s school consolidation recommendations. Acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey found it doesn’t make sense for 22 school districts to merge. But the proposal does point to 18 others where the districts should be forced to … Continue reading Vermonters React To Education Agency’s Statewide Merger Proposal, Required By Act 46