The six-hour institutes are designed to meet the needs of teachers from a wide variety of grade levels and STEM disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental/Earth science, middle school science education, and more.
As the saying goes, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Unfortunately, that saying does not bode well for the thousands of children who will be displaced when 54 schools shut down this year.
Just days before voting begins on the Austin school district’s $892 million bond proposal, architects were still scrambling to fine-tune cost estimates — work that is usually completed before the school board decides to put a bond package on the ballot.
Eight years into a nationally unprecedented experiment in school reform, a sample of New Orleans voters doesn't know where to go next - and low confidence in the Orleans Parish School Board may be at the root of it.
Such a decision would be, perhaps, understandable in light of the fiscal woes that currently beset many of our nation’s urban areas. It is, however, neither understandable nor defensible in terms of our collective responsibility to provide a full, balanced education to all of our children.
The Orleans Parish School Board is not properly accounting for the money it shares with the Recovery School District, resulting in $2.1 million misspent in fiscal year 2011, according to a report released yesterday by the Bureau of Governmental Research.