Tenn. department prepares budget for education savings account rollout
The education department plans to put aside $15 million for the education savings account and spend $2 million on administrative costs. The $15 million will be used in the program's first year to provide money to offset the students leaving the districts.
Districts can pre-approve fundraisers from crowdfunding sites
With the implementation of a new Livingtree feature, school districts will be able to directly pre-approve requests made for any fundraising website by a teacher or school program and access data regarding the district's fundraising activities.
Will Dallas ISD install cameras in special education classrooms?
A Dallas ISD trustee wants to require each special education classroom in the district to have video cameras to protect vulnerable students as well as teachers if they are falsely accused of wrongdoing. Texas public schools are required to place one in a special education setting if a parent requests it.
Kentucky parents apply for what could be the state’s first charter school
Charter schools have been legal in Kentucky since 2017, but no one has tried to open one—until now. A group of parents applied to open the first charter school in Kentucky. River Cities Academy, through Newport Independent Schools, would accept students from six towns.
Many say high school diploma enough to succeed
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.