(Maine) High schoolers at a Maine charter school were racking up a significant number of absences, so administrators hatched a plan to keep them on track for graduation: send teachers to the students.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) Spurred by the dramatically poor showing of students with disabilities in statewide testing last spring, Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed new oversight and hundreds of millions of additional dollars aimed at improving special education outcomes.CONTINUE READING
(Ill.) High schools in Illinois must partner with a local police department, county sheriff, or police training academy to offer a jobs training program for students–one of many new state requirements going into effect this year.
(Calif.) Los Angeles Unified School District not only had the largest number of new National Board Certified Teachers overall, but also the most racially diverse group, according to the latest data from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
(Minn.) Elementary school students who are physically active for at least 60 minutes each day are not only more likely to be healthier, but also perform better in math and reading, according to a recent study.
(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.