A growing number of children in Lafayette Parish are receiving some kind of education before they enter kindergarten, and new efforts by the school system and other entities are designed to make sure all children are prepared to learn before age 5.
With a record number of high-quality nominations, the winners were selected by the editors of "District Administration" based upon the quality of the descriptions submitted by K-12 district-level school leaders.
Estell will lead the newly formed Education Business Unit and will be responsible for its strategy, financial objectives and operating plans to grow this key area of the company. He will start in this executive position on March 18, 2013 and report to Neil Gaydon, President and CEO of SMART Technologies.
After at least two hours in a closed meeting Tuesday night, Newtown Board of Education chair Debbie Leidlein said the board was not ready to announce the interim superintendent position for Newtown's public schools.
After two years of chronically late buses, school officials in Boston are planning to recommend a new transportation company to oversee daily operations of the city’s more than 700 school buses starting next fall.
South Pasadena voters on Tuesday passed a parcel tax that will generate approximately $2.3 million annually for the school district, saving about 30 teachers from getting pink slips this year, officials say.
In the last five years, the district has lost about 500 custodians and plant managers, along with about 650 carpenters, electricians and plumbers, according to chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter.