Illinois’s state pension system, which dramatically affects retired teachers as well as those active in the profession, is in trouble. Different ideas were presented at a forum about how to solve the problem.
The Maryland State Board of Education updated a guide for emergency planning in its 24 school systems, providing new instructions for how schools should mitigate violent and traumatic events.
A pilot program may allow some Maryland schools to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students in high-poverty areas, and the new option may also reduce paperwork for eligible school districts.
The second installment in our ongoing series of “vox ætatis” highlights the SkillsUSA organization and the work done by the Maryland organization in career and technical education.
The Latin phrase “vox ætatis” means “voice of an age group.” In our first installment in the new series, we asked a leader of a student-led group opposed to some standardized tests a few questions.
A 22-state testing consortium has just released a manual telling test administrators how to accommodate students who have special needs during the tests the consortium will develop in the future.
At a Monday night board meeting in Naperville Unit District 203, the board denied a charter application for an online (virtual) charter school whose curriculum would have been run by K12 Inc.
Prince George’s Co. Public Schools will now be run, in part, by the county executive, thanks to a new law, which is a watered-down compromise that doesn’t give him as much power as he wanted.
The use of police officers in schools as school resource officers may bring a few negative, unintended consequences for both students and our police forces.
As a scientist, a biologist by training, I’m wondering about a few assertions in the Next Generation Science Standards, which were released a few days ago.