This effort is Utah’s chance to improve public education

Less than 50 percent of Utah students are currently proficient in key subjects. That’s not good enough to prepare the workforce of the future. Especially at risk are students who don’t have strong family support or are otherwise disadvantaged. By A. Scott Anderson July 25, 2018 I’ve long been convinced that improving public schools is the best way to p repare our young people for great … Continue reading This effort is Utah’s chance to improve public education

Report slams Texas’ underfunding of public schools

By John Austin   Jul 29, 2018 AUSTIN — Texas’ school-age population is the nation’s fastest-growing, with about 850,000 new pupils in the past decade, but over the same period, the state cut public-education spending by $2.5 billion. The cuts are second only to Florida’s, according to a new report from the American Federation of Teachers, which tracks post-recession education investments nationwide. Instead of spending on … Continue reading Report slams Texas’ underfunding of public schools

LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise school opens Monday with hopes of changing public education

By TANIA GANGULI JUL 30, 2018 LeBron James does not do anything halfheartedly. So when Michele Campbell, the executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, suggested to the now-Lakers star that their mission might be easier to accomplish if they opened a school, James reacted as if the answer was obvious. “‘Well, why aren’t you doing that?’ ” Campbell recalls James asking. Monday will be … Continue reading LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise school opens Monday with hopes of changing public education

State education officials tout mediocre college-readiness ranking (Idaho)

Wayne Hoffman July 24, 2018 Parents, students, and competent teachers deserve better than a public education system that celebrates mediocrity. That’s what they got earlier this month when the state’s top education officials hailed a report that ranks Idaho No. 5 nationally for college readiness of its graduating high school seniors. The ranking comes from U.S. News & World Report, which looked at college-entrance test … Continue reading State education officials tout mediocre college-readiness ranking (Idaho)

What is Gov. Matt Bevin doing with Kentucky’s education boards?

Mandy McLaren,  July 22, 2018  Gov. Matt Bevin is doubling down on the use of executive power to expand his authority over the future of Kentucky’s public schools. Bevin quietly altered or abolished several education boards this month through executive order, reasoning that the changes will streamline bureaucracy and enhance student learning. But his main political foe is calling the shakeup illegal. “The Bevin administration … Continue reading What is Gov. Matt Bevin doing with Kentucky’s education boards?

New Mexico loses education lawsuit

By Dan Mckay And Shelby Perea / Journal Staff Writers Friday, July 20th, 2018 SANTA FE – New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision. Judge Sarah Singleton ordered the governor and Legislature to establish a funding system that meets constitutional requirements by April 15 … Continue reading New Mexico loses education lawsuit

Students question new security measures regulating backpacks

Scott Travis  Monday, April 2nd, 2018 PARKLAND, Fla. — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High created a new environment Monday, with clear backpacks, bag searches, I.D. lanyards, police officers at every entrance and a student body skeptical that any of it will make them safer. District officials say Stoneman Douglas, the site of a Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17, is serving as a pilot for possible … Continue reading Students question new security measures regulating backpacks

Stoneman Douglas to start school year with metal detectors, but not clear backpacks

 Scott Travis Monday, July 23rd, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Clear backpacks are out and metal detectors are in this fall at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The Broward County School District has put the Parkland school, which was the site of the Feb. 14 massacre, at the forefront for new security initiatives, including what turned out to be a widely panned requirement that students use … Continue reading Stoneman Douglas to start school year with metal detectors, but not clear backpacks

Does Florida Provide ‘High Quality’ Public Education? State Supremes Ready to Wade in

JIM SAUNDERS  July 24, 2018 – When Florida voters went to the polls in 1998, more than 70 percent approved a constitutional amendment that required the state to provide an “uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality” system of public schools. But two decades later, the Florida Supreme Court is preparing to wade into a long-running battle about whether the state has adequately carried out … Continue reading Does Florida Provide ‘High Quality’ Public Education? State Supremes Ready to Wade in

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