Archive for 2015- Page 45

    • Teacher pensions balloon from final year pay raise

      (District of Columbia) Rather than increasing the retirement contributions from school districts and their employees, states should consider restrictions on big pay raises to veteran teachers as a better means of controlling pension costs, according to new research from Georgetown University.

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    • Brown’s budget would add billions to K-12 funding

      (Calif.) Public schools got a glimpse into their ever-brightening financial futures on Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown, in his inaugural speech, announced they will receive $65.7 billion next year.

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    • Prioritizing transitions from special to general ed

      Increasing the proportion of pupils exiting special education for general education demands persistent conscious efforts on the part of administrators, teachers, service providers, and parents – efforts that will pay large dividends over time.

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    • Voluntary enrollment key to offering single-sex classes

      (District of Columbia) With a resurgence in single-sex education, federal officials have issued guidance reminding school managers that a parent’s decision to place students in classes where boys and girls are taught separately must be completely voluntary.

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    • New school performance model takes shape

      (Calif.) Top education officials this month are expected to sign off on a plan that dramatically changes the way public school performance is measured, away from the single-number ranking system that exists now to a mix of more interpretive data being generated through the state's new K-12 funding model.

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