Tennessee school voucher bill clears House panel with new amendment
In a successful bid to win over more rural GOP lawmakers' support for Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher bill, House GOP leaders added an amendment that would aid smaller public school districts at the expense of the four largest systems.
Latinos students more likely to be arrested at Conn. schools with police officers
In Connecticut, Latino students are six times more likely to be arrested at a school with a school resource officer—a sworn police officer—than at a school without one, according to a study released by Connecticut Voices for Children.
New York court throws out plan for private-school oversight
A judge has thrown out the State Education Department’s new oversight program for parochial schools, schools and yeshiva schools, concluding that it was improperly put in place. The plan required local school boards to survey the schools and decide whether the institutions were following state law.
Douglas Silvernell chosen as new Cambridge school superintendent
Currently the assistant superintendent for 21st-century teaching and learning at the Saratoga Springs City School District, Douglas Silvernell has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Cambridge CSD. He replaces Vincent Canini, who is retiring.
Alerts app augments new safety actions at Texas district
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD with its 35 schools has partnered with Anonymous Alerts to bring an anti-bullying app to the district. The app allows students and parents to anonymously submit alerts about suspicious activity, safety threats, alcohol or drug use, depression, harassment, family issues, and more.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district picks Theresa Battle
Two years after the Minnesota district lost its superintendent to St. Paul's school district, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district is getting St. Paul's assistant superintendent for high schools as its next superintendent. Theresa Battle will take over from Superintendent Cindy Amoroso, who is retiring.
Integrating data-collection technology with coding software
The Vernier Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor now integrates with the Scratch coding platform. By bringing together these technologies, students are able to engage with scientific and computational concepts through hands-on project-based learning.