Old Forge’s school directors appointed Erin Keating as their next superintendent. Keating, the Scranton School District’s chief of leadership development and school operations, replaces John Rushefski, who resigned from Old Forge to take the top job in the Jim Thorpe ASD.
The Ottawa Hills Board of Education selected Adam Fineske, superintendent of Sylvania Schools, as the district’s superintendent. He replaces Kevin Miller, who resigned to become director of government relations with the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.
A simple burst of exercise helps students focus better—to filter out what they do and do not need to pay attention to in class, says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. She argues that movement breaks in K-12 classrooms support the deep kind of learning that they should be striving for.
The Detroit district plans to purchase 10-passenger vans that will serve dual purposes. In addition to providing transportation for special education students who require door-to-door service, the vans will also be used to pick up chronically absent students and take them to school.
Now in its sixth year, Newark’s controversial student-enrollment system is about to get a makeover. The school board is seeking to redesign the citywide enrollment system, which uses a computer program to match students to schools.
The Stop for School Buses Act of 2019 would require the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to review best practices to prevent vehicles from illegally passing school buses when students are getting on and off.
Every state in the nation and the District of Columbia spent more money per student on public elementary and secondary education during the 2017 fiscal year, continuing a trend of increased investment after recession-driven budget cuts at the federal, state, and local level at the start of this decade.
Legislation that would give local school districts more control over charter school authorizations narrowly passed the California State Assembly in a dramatic vote that served as an initial litmus test for a package of consequential, union-backed charter regulation bills.
The program blocks off 80 minutes of unstructured time at lunchtime for students to eat and do other activities, such as join clubs, meet with teachers, work on group projects, or play basketball in the gym. But a number of students and parents have signed a petition to stop the West York Area High School program.
The state legislature has given final approval to a bill that empowers the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to identify under-performing schools and provide an influx of support to the teachers and leaders within those schools.