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

Nearly 1 in 5 NC students are opting out of traditional public schools. Does it matter?

BY T. KEUNG HUI July 13, 2018 11:48 AM   RALEIGH  Nearly 1 in 5 North Carolina students is not attending a traditional public school, and that percentage is likely to continue rising as more families choose alternative education options. For the third year in a row, enrollment has fallen in North Carolina’s traditional public schools even as the number of students continues to rise … Continue reading Nearly 1 in 5 NC students are opting out of traditional public schools. Does it matter?

Obama’s Education Chief Seeks Parkland Parents’ Advice On Public School Boycott

Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke with parents in Parkland about a possible boycott of public schools to pressure lawmakers to pass gun control. By JESSICA BAKEMAN • JUL 18, 2018 After the May school shooting in Texas, President Obama’s secretary of education tweeted support for a radical idea: “What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?” Now, Arne Duncan is working … Continue reading Obama’s Education Chief Seeks Parkland Parents’ Advice On Public School Boycott

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 Board of Education adopts rules on scholarships for bullied students

Adam Miller, executive director of the Florida Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, explains rule proposals to the state Board of Education on July 18, 2018. [The Florida Channel] By Jeffrey Solochek Published: July 18, 2018 Satisfied the program has safeguards in place to prevent fraud, the Florida Board of Education on Wednesday adopted a rule governing the state’s new tax-credit scholarship for students who claim they … Continue reading Florida Board of Education adopts rules on scholarships for bullied students

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

Durham Public Schools to combat suspensions with restorative practices

BY GREG CHILDRESS July 06, 2018 06:38 PM   DURHAM  About four years ago, Grace Marsh’s presentation to Durham principals touting the benefits of restorative practices in schools landed with a thud. “At the time, the principals didn’t seem too excited,” said Marsh, executive director of the Elna B. Spaulding Conflict Resolution Center, a community mediation center in Durham. Whether principals are excited or not, … Continue reading Durham Public Schools to combat suspensions with restorative practices

Free handheld metal detectors available for all Indiana schools

JULY 9, 2018, BY FOX59 WEB, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provided an update Monday in the state’s efforts to improve school safety, and announced a new program for schools to get handheld metal detectors. The metal detectors will be made available to any public, charter and non-public school that wants them and will not cost the schools anything. They will be provided one detector … Continue reading Free handheld metal detectors available for all Indiana schools