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

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

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 still … Read more

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

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 in … Read more

Merrillville Community School Corp. names new CFO | Local Education

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 a … Read more

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

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

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 Centro … Read more

Auburn school district administrator leaving for new position | Education

Sarah Cupelli and Jeffrey Evener

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 the … Read more

School choice, cost savings and educational spending

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 the … Read more

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

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 money … Read more

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

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 for … Read more

Education Beat: Documents detail rapidly deteriorating relationship between Flint school board and superintendent

Education Beat: Documents detail rapidly deteriorating relationship between Flint school board and superintendent

Posted on Jun 25, 2021 By Harold C Ford East Village Magazine (EVM) has received information from a source who chooses to remain anonymous that documents a rapidly deteriorating relationship between the Flint Community Schools (FCS) Board of Education and FCS Superintendent Anita J. Steward. On Jan. 7, 2021, Steward received from the Flint board … Read more

Decatur School District planning normal class schedule this fall | Education

The U.S. is expected to miss President Biden’s goal of having 70% of adults with at least one COVID vaccine dose by July 4. Right now, we’re at 65%.Officials say younger adults 18 to 29 years old are lagging in vaccinations.Now the White House wants more of them to roll up their sleeves, especially considering … Read more

Bryan ISD names Sara Rueda next Davila Middle School principal | Education

The Bryan school board has named Sara Rueda as Davila Middle School’s next principal. The announcement came after a two-hour closed session during a Monday board meeting that included discussion and an open-session approval of Superintendent Christie Whitbeck’s evaluation. Rueda Rueda is moving into the position from Navarro Elementary School, where she has served as … Read more

Education needs to go back to school for cybersecurity

Education needs to go back to school for cybersecurity

The education sector has not been immune to the digital revolution transforming businesses and organizations across the world. The year before the pandemic saw sky-high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching €15.87 billion in 2019. Many education institutions have their own bring your own device (BYOD) policies, while downloads of … Read more

Area school districts mull ’21-22 budget

Area school districts mull '21-22 budget

With the addition of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, act for public schools, area school districts are having to take a different approach to the 2021-22 school year’s budget.  There have been three rounds of ESSER funds made available to school … Read more

Insurance con job, public school for all, rich pay way more taxes

Sen. Jim Boyd, right, and state Rep. Will Robinson, both Bradenton Republicans, attend a press conference to talk about the Piney Point emergency wastewater spill and release in Manatee County. Boyd owns an insurance agency.

With insurance bill, more ‘dissembling’ A June 12 headline in the Herald-Tribune read, “Property insurance overhauled.”  Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wanted to do something to “ultimately give consumers more opportunities to have policies that are affordable … I think we were able to do that.”  DeSantis was grinning broadly as he signed the bill, surrounded by … Read more

Nowadays School Problems. Physical Education or Computer Science

Nowadays, students encounter many issues in school, and these issues negatively affect how they learn and grow. Computer science education tends to come with many benefits. This form of education has significantly enhanced the way students learn. It has enhanced their level of understanding and the way they comprehend things. The combination of both physical … Read more

BC School Support Workers Welcome Education Recovery Plan

BC School Support Workers Welcome Education Recovery Plan

BURNABY, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–British Columbia school support workers are welcoming the $43.6 million in funding announced yesterday to support the safe reopening of BC schools for the 2021/2022 school year. CUPE’s K-12 Presidents Council, representing over 30,000 support workers in B.C.’s education system, says the announcement by Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside represents a big … Read more

Waynesville Middle School to get a solar array, student curriculum | Education

NC GreenPower has announced 15 North Carolina schools that will receive a solar educational package valued at about $42,000, and Waynesville Middle School was among those chosen. Solar+ Schools is a grant program that provides funding for solar educational projects at schools. The projects include a 5 kilowatt array, a weather station, data monitoring, a … Read more

My Student Experience: NC State College of Education Partners with North Carolina Central School of Education to Provide High Schoolers with Insight into Being an Educator Through Pack the Nest | College of Education

My Student Experience: NC State College of Education Partners with North Carolina Central School of Education to Provide High Schoolers with Insight into Being an Educator Through Pack the Nest | College of Education

This is part of a monthly “My Student Experience” series in which the NC State College of Education highlights the student experience through profiles, stories and videos. How do you plan a lesson? What does it mean to be a culturally responsive educator? What is licensure and how do you get it? These were just … Read more

State Education Department, AG’s office looking into Exeter school concerns

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State Education Department, AG’s office looking into Exeter school concerns Updated: 6:50 PM EDT Jun 17, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript SAYS THE VARIETY AND NATURE COMING OUT OF EXETER ARE MORE THAN ANY OTHER DISTRICT AT THIS TI.ME TWO VERY HEATED PUBLIC MEETINGS THIS WEEK IN EXETER, EXPRESSING BOTH SUPPORTOR F, AND FRUSTRATION WITH, … Read more

Ketchikan’s tribe and school board discuss improving education for community’s students

Members of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Board of Education meet with members of Ketchikan Indian Community's Tribal Council during a government-to-government consultation on Wendnesday.

Members of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District Board of Education meet with members of Ketchikan Indian Community’s Tribal Council during a government-to-government consultation at the Cape Fox Lodge on Wednesday. From left: School Board Clerk Kerry Watson, School Board Members Bridget Mattson, Paul Robbins Jr., Diane Gubatayao and Doug Gregg, School Board President Kim … Read more