The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would cut the National Endowment for the Arts by 49 percent. I think this is a terrible idea and call on our congressional delegation to reject this cut.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will seek to borrow $50 million to avoid a delayed start to the public-school year for 136,000 students. A cash infusion would enable schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. to rehire 1,000 counselors, assistant principals, aides, and others who were among 4,100 employees laid off earlier this year.
Right now, the school district owns 108 properties on 525 acres of land. What the board wants to do is decide if the school district should sell some of the buildings they no longer use, or lease them.
In June, with no funding in sight, Philadelphia School District officials laid off 3,859 district employees, saying the district couldn't afford to pay their salaries anymore. Nonetheless, district officials are still hiring, prompting questions about staff priorities.
With just five days until the School District of Philadelphia reaches its funding deadline to determine whether schools will safely open on-time, its superintendent is meeting with principals to discuss the start of the year.
Facing a still-massive deficit, the Philadelphia School District will not open on time unless it has assurance by Aug. 16 that it will receive $50 million from the city, Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. says.
North Atlanta High School, notable for both its beauty and its cost—$147 million compared to $38.5 million, the median cost of a new high school in the Deep South—opens this week in a district still recovering from a cheating scandal.
The district worked deep into the summer to fill the openings in its struggling Innovation Zone schools. Because of their low test scores, the seven "iZone" schools were required by the state and federal governments to come up with plans to turn themselves around.
Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.
Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.
Jordan School District residents could be voting on the largest bond proposal in Utah history—a request for more than $500 million. The request comes as a result of the district’s boom in student population, which has rocketed 60 percent to 51,000 students over the last decade, with more than 2,000 new students expected this fall.
The New Albany-Plain school board will spend $347,000 to upgrade technology for K8 classrooms, replacing equipment that is eight to 10 years old. Among other initiatives, the new equipment will help facilitate 10 blended learning courses the school offers.
Columbus City Schools notified 13 secretaries at the district’s Northgate Center curriculum-development center yesterday that their positions will be eliminated by the start of the school year in August, the union president in charge of non-teaching employees confirmed.