New education minister planning 5-day school week for grades 7-12

[ad_1] New Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton plans to shrink the school week for middle school and high school students in Israel from six to five days starting next year. The new schedule will supposedly come into effect after the summer vacation, which kicked off on June 20 and will end on September 1. Schools will … Read more

Post and Courier launches Education Lab to focus on SC public school reform | News

[ad_1] In 2018, The Post and Courier undertook the daunting but important task of cataloging the many reasons why South Carolina’s public education system was failing to prepare students for college and beyond. We didn’t mince our words. The first story in the multi-part series titled “Minimally Adequate” began like this: “Divided by race, mired … Read more

Merrillville Community School Corp. names new CFO | Local Education

[ad_1] Meghan Damron was named chief financial officer for Merrillville Community School Corp. Provided MERRILLVILLE — A new chief financial officer is starting at Merrillville Community School Corp. The Board of School Trustees approved Meghan Damron to replace Hilda Damianick, who retired at the end of June after more than 14 years of service, according to … Read more

Merrillville Community School Corp. names new CFO | Local Education

[ad_1] Meghan Damron was named chief financial officer for Merrillville Community School Corp. Provided MERRILLVILLE — A new chief financial officer is starting at Merrillville Community School Corp. The Board of School Trustees approved Meghan Damron to replace Hilda Damianick, who retired at the end of June after more than 14 years of service, according to … Read more

Startup EduTech helps Costa Rica government reduce school dropout and improve education

[ad_1] The COVID-19 pandemic showed that technology can be a powerful tool in education – online systems allowed students to migrate to homeschooling in a matter of weeks as governments tried to contain the spread of the virus. But much more can be done. With high dropout rates, Costa Rica engaged with startup EduTech de … Read more

Auburn school district administrator leaving for new position | Education

[ad_1] Sarah Cupelli and Jeffrey Evener An Auburn Enlarged City School District assistant superintendent is taking a job in another district that’s closer to home, and a current administrator is expected to take over his position. The district board of education approved the resignation of Jeff Evener, the assistant superintendent for personnel and operations, during … Read more

Auburn school district administrator leaving for new position | Education

[ad_1] Sarah Cupelli and Jeffrey Evener An Auburn Enlarged City School District assistant superintendent is taking a job in another district that’s closer to home, and a current administrator is expected to take over his position. The district board of education approved the resignation of Jeff Evener, the assistant superintendent for personnel and operations, during … Read more

School choice, cost savings and educational spending

[ad_1] Michael Hicks By Michael J. Hicks My colleague Dagney Faulk and I recently completed an analysis of the fiscal effect of school choice on Indiana taxpayers. The data came from a Department of Education report on transfer students across the state, which we matched with state spending and overall enrollment. During the process of … Read more

Money for Reynolds football stadium gets ‘no’ vote from Winston-Salem/Forsyth school board | Education

[ad_1] A proposed football stadium for Reynolds High School would be built on land in the flat below Wiley Middle School (left) and Reynolds High School’s Bryson Gymnasium (far right). Reynolds High School is pictured in the background. Walt Unks, Journal The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has voted down two separate motions to commit … Read more

Waterville parents grill school superintendent, Board of Education on proposal to move fourth- and fifth-graders

[ad_1] WATERVILLE — Three days before a scheduled public hearing to discuss a proposal to build a $6.12 million addition next year at Waterville Junior High School and move fourth- and fifth-graders there, parents Monday night grilled Superintendent Eric Haley and members of the Board of Education about the plan. About 20 people turned out … Read more