(Calif.) Already a key reporting requirement of the state’s new accountability system, attendance rates would now also become one of three measures used by federal officials to gauge school performance in California.CONTINUE READING
(Ohio) A U.S. Department of Homeland Security-funded training course is helping Ohio schools update safety plans to meet newer state requirements aimed at protecting property and saving lives in the event of a natural disaster or a man-made one.
(Calif.) Two years after a sharp increase in fees jeopardized student access to the state’s high school equivalency exam, California officials announced this month an agreement with CTB/McGraw-Hill to offer the firm’s general education test.
(Calif.) Galt Union Elementary School District became one of the first in the state to begin teaching new Next Generation Science Standards last fall – well ahead of a scheduled four-year roll out. So far, teachers say they are pleasantly surprised by how well students are adapting.
(Calif.) Amid much uncertainty, some of the state’s most severely disabled students begin field testing an alternate academic performance assessment aligned to the Common Core this spring.
(Tenn.) As the cost and challenge of preparing college-ready students escalates and puts new burdens on higher education – one lawmaker is proposing that districts should pay for remedial courses high school graduates must take in college.
(Calif.) A newly-created state agency whose role in overseeing school accountability and performance may prove critical in years to come is set to hold its first meeting today with the adoption of bylaws and consideration of staff.
(Calif.) A comprehensive, real-time student survey is providing school administrators with valid data that helps them incorporate broad-based pupil perspective into policies and programs -- something researchers say is connected to improved academic outcomes.
(Texas) The end of a decades-long legal battle over the Lone Star state’s school funding program may finally be in view, but while the court battle has forced acknowledgement that the system is broken, few agree on the best way to fix it.
(Ala.) Most often identified as a non-lethal option to control crowds or subdue a potentially violent person, pepper spray is also a frequently used tool by police on K-12 campuses – a practice that is increasingly under debate.
(Calif.) A blue ribbon panel created to help the state transform its special education system shared publicly last week 44 specific recommendations aimed ultimately at improving academic outcomes for students with disabilities.
(Calif.) Lawmaker Ricardo Lara has introduced legislation that would grant the children of live-in workers the right to attend school in the neighborhood where his or her parent is employed.