Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:22pm
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the injunction became moot after the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a state district ruling in 2013 that the state’s previous voucher funding method was unconstitutional.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:21pm
Creating a school safety center within the Department of Education could do more to improve the safety of Maine’s schools than billions of dollars in security upgrades, according to a briefing delivered to the Legislature’s education committee.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:44pm
The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill reviewing the creation of a state-run virtual school. The proposal’s moratorium on privately-run virtual charter schools is drawing strong opposition.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:42pm
Under the new House legislation, schools boards have the discretion to take incidents on a case-by-case basis and would no longer be forced to expel or suspend students caught with a fishing knife or baseball bat in their car on school grounds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:34pm
New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.