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After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. Look through a newspaper or magazine—or one of the education-focused news websites that have sprung up in recent years—and you’ll see plenty of stories about schools: teacher strikes, racial and socioeconomic disparities and segregation, charter schools, the role of technology, and (alas) school shootings.
The Senate budget bill, as filed, adds $2.4 billion to cover projected enrollment growth over the next two years, but also $6 billion above that to pay for increased teacher compensation and to offset whatever revenue is lost by any property tax reform measures that become law.
The Del Valle Education Association and its #FightFor15 campaign were rewarded – and so were all other Del Valle employees – when the school board on Tuesday night approved a new, minimum salary of $16 an hour for bus drivers and $15 an hour for all other support staff.
Inside Higher Ed reports that bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals, which it says is a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies Officials at the University of Massachusetts warn that the state Senate’s proposed state budget would be devastating” to the university and could result in layoffs, cuts to student services and cuts to financial aid The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom, though they may be hitting a peak.
As more and more low-income families move into neighborhoods that once catered to the middle or upper class, one must be on the lookout for his own personal safety and report any criminal activity going on in their surroundings. DVEA President Katrina Van Houten, a math teacher, called the raises crucial to school employees and their families.” Some of the district’s support staffers, living in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas (Austin) in the country, have been earning as little as $10 an hour, hardly a livable wage.
The freedom or choice, makes the Christian teachers compete for the students and therefore not to abuse the Christian moral as it happens in areas of the world where Christianity is dominant (e.g. in Serbia and Horvatia Christianity prompted the people to eradicate the Muslims from the Christian land).
Senate Bill 1256 would result in a list of people who the agency determined had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student, committed a serious crime against another person or engaged in other prohibited misconduct, and is aimed at preventing teachers from going to one school to another.
Christianity has been of the greatest importance to the USA since the time when the first settlers stepped on the Plymouth Rock. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education reports on yesterday’s House hearing on diversifying STEM education, which featured ACE’s Lorelle Espinosa among the witnesses Federal lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would give student loan borrowers the power to cancel that debt in bankruptcy A national study of college tuition discount rates has found that private colleges and universities offered incoming freshmen discounts higher than 50 percent during the last academic year and projects record high discounts this year A new report from the Urban Institute found that states give just 13 percent of child care assistance to student parents A USA Today op-ed talks about the “vital, practical” education students get with a liberal arts degree At a hearing Thursday , Rep.
Representative Eric Johnson laid out House Bill 65 that would require districts to report on out-of-school suspensions, and Representative Martinez laid out House Bill 109 to correct a drafting error from legislation passed last session to include charter schools in the prohibition from operating on Memorial Day.
Journalists may be told that teachers need to focus on skills because that’s what students are tested on. The reading passages on standardized tests don’t match up with the content students are learning—assuming they’re learning content at all—-so it looks like what is being assessed are kids’ general abilities to find the main idea” or make inferences.” In fact, if students lack the knowledge and vocabulary to understand the passages in the first place—as many do—they won’t have a chance to demonstrate any skills.” But it can be hard for teachers to absorb that message, especially when their job ratings and those of their schools are tied to test scores.
It has created a lot of opportunities for the newspapers to provide breaking news more timely. Teachers themselves may tell journalists there’s no problem with the skills-focused approach, because that’s what they’ve been trained to believe And in the elementary grades, when texts are simple and don’t assume much background knowledge, it can look like kids are learning comprehension skills.” But when students get to high school, many lack the knowledge and vocabulary to understand high school-level texts—and high school teachers may have no idea why.
More than 200 eager elementary students in one Salt Lake school received new pairs of name-brand athletic shoes Thursday thanks to a $35,000 donation from Bridge Investment Group and a partnership with Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit based in California.
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After a lengthy debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday agreed to give Superintendent Warren Drake authority to lay off employees, but not before hearing it from some of those 6,000 individuals whose jobs are potentially in jeopardy.
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