(Wyo.) Convinced that new curriculum standards are the key to adequately preparing students for 21st century careers, Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday signed legislation repealing a statewide ban on the Next Generation Science Standards.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) A new state priority promoting professional training for teachers would be added to the list of standards school districts must measure up to under a proposal released Wednesday as part of a GOP Assembly legislative package on education.CONTINUE READING
(Texas) With national attention increasingly focused on use of force by authority figures, surveillance cameras may become a new fixture in Texas’ special education classrooms, ensuring, ideally, that educators are not engaging in punitive or harmful uses of restraint or seclusion.
(D.C.) New rules setting minimum hiring qualifications for managers of local or state school nutrition programs were released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week.
(Calif.) If history is a trick played on the dead by the living then the California Department of Education and the little-known Instructional Quality Commission have been put in the difficult position of deciding who is going to play – at least as far as public schools are concerned.
(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.