Having erased a whopping $33 million deficit last spring—the largest gap in recent history—Minneapolis Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Ibrahima Diop’s 2019-20 proposed budget is balanced without having to lay off staff or dip into the district’s rainy-day fund
The features are increasingly commonplace—school resource officers, metal detectors, door locks, video cameras, and active shooter response plans. The problem, a University of Toledo professor concluded, is studies do not support the belief that such large investments make schools safer.
The absences came in the wake of Nashville Mayor David Briley revealing his proposed budget. Briley’s $28.2 million increase for Nashville public schools’ operating budget falls short of the request from the district, which totaled $76.7 million.
While the specifics are unique to Washington County, the narrative is being repeated in states throughout the country. And the episode helps explain why the nearly 30-year-old charter movement in this country is facing a backlash even as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continues to promote it.
The Bear Creek High School newspaper has profiled notable students — athletes, budding entrepreneurs, academic whizzes — without incident for decades. But an article that appeared Friday in The Bruin Voice caused an uproar over free speech, feminism and student journalism, all before it was even published.
The California Department of Education is calling for schools to have half of all K-12 students on track for proficiency in two languages by the end of the next decade. But districts are facing another hurdle: A report shows that the number of teachers with bilingual certifications has decreased from about 1,500 annually in the 1990s to around 700 in 2015-16.
The change that is long overdue in special education must include those who are on the ground, in classrooms and schools. It won’t be easy, but if we start with them, we will begin to realize the progress that truly benefits all stakeholders in special education.
A picture book about a family with two moms. A lesson about Gold Rush era stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, who was born a woman but lived as a man. These are just some of the ways U.S. public school students will learn about LGBTQ history in a growing number of states
The state’s first-ever release of school-by-school vaccination data show some smaller schools have high numbers of students receiving religious or medical exemptions from vaccines, eclipsing 20 percent in a number of cases.
Evidence about a product’s effectiveness can help district leaders decide which educational technologies or instructional resources to purchase and use. Mathematica Policy Research created a guide to help educators determine […]