(Calif.) Rocketship Education, one of the nation’s leading charter operating groups, won approval last week to issue $19 million in bonds to help pay for building a new campus in the East Bay.CONTINUE READING
(S.D.) Teachers in South Dakota, traditionally among the lowest paid educators in the country, have finally received a raise thanks to a half-percent increase in the sales tax approved last year.CONTINUE READING
(Colo.) Eleven states have passed legislation simplifying the process for out-of-state teachers to receive in-state credentials since the beginning of 2016 in an effort to address teacher shortages, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.
(District of Columbia) At the nadir of the recession in 2013, more than 48 million Americans were receiving food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
(Calif.) Teacher union officials took to the Capitol steps on Wednesday, urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that could guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave for all K-12 and community college teachers and classified staff.
(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy education in schools, as evidence shows that many children and some adults are largely unable to distinguish between fact and fiction online.
(Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.
(Calif.) The California State Board of Education struggled at their November meeting to find a just route in arbitrating a small school district’s request to waive–for a fourth time–professional certification requirements of an educational interpreter.
(N.M.) As schools across the country report increases in bullying and harassment based on immigration status, Santa Fe Public Schools has announced a Student Support Helpline where families can access resources.