(Calif.) Just as state coffers benefitted from the roaring bear market on Wall Street, the recent collapse will result in less money coming in next year—but probably not significantly less.CONTINUE READING
(Ga.) A Georgia legislative committee tasked with studying how to better serve students identified with dyslexia have proposed more comprehensive screening measures to ensure early detection.CONTINUE READING
(Fla.) A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require high schools to offer classes in religious studies—specifically, Hebrew Scriptures and the Bible.
(Calif.) Pension plans play a critical role in retaining classroom teachers who appear to value the long-term benefits of pensions over 401(k)-style plans, according to a new study.
(Colo.) Denver Public Schools may be the next major school district to face school disruption by a teacher’s strike, as district officials and union leaders face a deadline later this week.
(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy education in schools, as evidence shows that many children and some adults are largely unable to distinguish between fact and fiction online.
(Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.
(Calif.) The California State Board of Education struggled at their November meeting to find a just route in arbitrating a small school district’s request to waive–for a fourth time–professional certification requirements of an educational interpreter.
(N.M.) As schools across the country report increases in bullying and harassment based on immigration status, Santa Fe Public Schools has announced a Student Support Helpline where families can access resources.