The Washington state Senate voted unanimously Monday to authorize $544 million in bonds for school construction projects, including $10 million for security upgrades spurred by the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Republican state Auditor Dave Yost called on lawmakers and education officials to change the way they determine school attendance for state funding and increase oversight of districts after nine were caught manipulating enrollment numbers.
Charter schools authorized by Grand Valley State University have the best academic track record; while schools authorized by Detroit Public Schools have the worst, according to a report being discussed by the State Board of Education.
Attendees at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held March 16–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., will be able to improve their conference and professional development experience by downloading a new ASCD app that puts important conference information at their fingertips.
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) today announced a new two-year, multimillion dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation to expand the number of districts who serve already eligible children breakfast at school.
As government entities, school districts and parents are searching for increased comprehensive security measures for their schools, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is providing its local Security and Safety Consultants (SSCs) with increased tools.
The Dobbs Ferry (N.Y.) District has added a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts™ to its existing K12 Alerts service allowing individuals to quickly, easily and anonymously report urgent information that they may otherwise be uncomfortable conveying.
The Guide, available online and in print, includes an interactive web tool that enables parents to search their neighborhood elementary schools to compare with others in each district, and across the city.
LearnSmart, originally developed by McGraw-Hill Education with Area9 for the higher education market, will assist schools and teachers in overcoming one of K-12 education’s biggest challenges: better preparing students for their current coursework as well as success in college and their future careers.
Cartoon Network will soon announce the next milestone in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, building on the momentum of a primetime documentary introduced by President Barack Obama, a growing bullying prevention pledge in partnership with Facebook, and school-based events with Maryland’s governor and the HHS Secretary.