Archive for 2015- Page 3

    • States use individualized learning as path to readiness

      (Ariz.) High schools in Arizona and Michigan became the latest to adopt a new diploma program that individualizes student studies in an effort to better prepare them for college-level coursework upon graduation.

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    • Schools rush to get new career training funding

      (Calif.) Hundreds of local educational agencies – districts, county offices, charter schools and regional occupational centers – are seeking a share of $400 million in state funds aimed at beefing up the job-readiness skills of K-12 students.

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    • Transition planning must address multiple variables

      It’s more than college or social services – planning teams preparing a young person for adulthood need to address a variety of potential skills that support vocational goals, community involvement, independent living, recreation, and self-advocacy.

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    • Solving the teacher shortage by keeping graduates home

      (Mo.) One rural district has engaged a new strategy to encourage its own graduates to become teachers and return to their hometown to live and work. Not only does the approach provide a college-and-career pathway for students but also takes aim at the problem many remote, smaller school systems face in attracting qualified educators to their communities.

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    • School advocates look to extend tax hike on wealthy

      (Calif.) A voter initiative aimed at extending temporary personal income tax hikes to fund schools was cleared for circulation last week, allowing backers to seek the 585,407 signatures needed to qualify the measure for next November’s ballot.

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    • Parents to pay for students’ bullying behavior

      (Wis.) The Plover Village Board approved an ordinance earlier this month that allows police to issue a warning to the parent of a child found to be bullying others. If a second incident occurs within 90 days of the first warning, an officer may issue the parent a $124 fine.

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    • Combating a new surge of teen overdose and drug abuse

      (District of Columbia) More focus on prevention and early intervention is needed to curb soaring drug-related deaths among teens and young adults, according to a new study.

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    • Prop. 98 guarantee could reach $80B by 2020

      (Calif.) The minimum funding guarantee for K-12 schools and community colleges is expected to surge to $77.5 billion by the 2019-20 school year – marking a five-year cycle of increases that will total more than $14 billion, according to a forecast released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst.

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    • Auditing & reporting: Caring now will save you grief later

      The best preparation for an audit is accounting consistency and routine documentation – it’s like keeping your sock drawer in order. Formal reports are a season away but protocols need be established and maintained today.

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    • Transition plans – a bridge from school to the future

      Federal laws and regulations stipulating that schools partner with caretakers, service providers, and older students to maintain productive entry into the adult world are more than statements of intent – they represent essential obligations.

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