(Va.) – The state has chosen five districts to receive funds to support innovative high school programs aimed at better preparing students for success in the workforce.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) Still facing some of the economic challenges that sent their city into bankruptcy three years ago, Stockton Unified has asked the state board of education to temporarily waive debt limits on school bonds to complete voter approved projects.CONTINUE READING
(District of Columbia) In what may prove to be another national socioeconomic trend with roots in California, education planners in a number of states are looking with alarm at the sudden drop of college students entering the teaching profession.
(Calif.) A handful of California’s military base public schools – among the most run-down in the nation – could lose access to some $240 million in federal construction money if they can’t come up with 20-percent in matching funds this year.
(La.) Three months after suspending its $1 million prize supporting innovation among the nation’s largest school districts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced award of $25,000 to a Chicago-based charter network for its success in sending students to college.
(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.