The program is SOAR Study Skills, which simplifies study habits to make learning easier. Authored by Susan Kruger, M.Ed., SOAR is a leading resource for all learners seeking effective, stress-free study habits.
Legislation to allow Baltimore City to fund the repair or replacement of more than 50 school buildings has been given final approval in the Maryland General Assembly, sending the bill to Governor Martin O'Malley for his signature.
A bill in the state Legislature would remove public schools from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, alleging the organization discriminates against schools that select their admissions by separating them into different football brackets.
The new members are Bill Cobey of Durham, Greg Alcorn of Salisbury, Becky Taylor of Greenville, Buddy Collins of Kernersville, Olivia Oxendine of Robeson County and Marcella Ramirez Savage of Union County.
The Long Beach Island Consolidated School District is still working to get modular classrooms installed on the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School grounds in Surf City to ease overcrowding, as the building currently houses all of the district’s students since Superstorm Sandy damaged the Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom.
This is a proactive measure, school board president Bob Stoody said Tuesday morning, explaining that the trustees must vote before the district can hire anyone at that rate, and they have taken no such action. The district currently pays $95 a day for its substitute teachers.
On Tuesday, the Senate State Affairs Committee introduced a compromise bill designed to bring together opposing factions who disagree on the proposed public schools budget, which the Senate voted down last week 17-18.
The nine schools are among 27 elementary schools, K-8 schools, and early childhood centers that are being tapped so far to accommodate the enrollment spike, mostly in the lower grades, according to a report that will be presented to the School Committee Wednesday night.
Atlanta's cheating scandal has gripped the nation, with 35 educators indicted Friday for raising their students' standardized test scores. But while the scandal should be investigated and dishonest teachers held to account, the overall picture is more complicated.
Among the construction projects proposed for fiscal 2014 is $85 million toward the construction of a new Ballou Senior High School in Ward 8, whose groundbreaking was Tuesday, $38 million toward a $127 million renovation of Roosevelt High School in Ward 4 and upgrades at 15 elementary schools and six middle schools.