EDUCATION

What does 'participation' mean in Florida testing law?
What does 'participation' mean in Florida testing law?

In the middle of all the talk about venue and procedures, one key point emerged in Florida's court fight over third-grade retention laws: No one knows the definition of "participation" when it comes to testing.6 Months Ago3 Months Ago4 Months AgoAnd...

Should NC shrink number of members on UNC governing board?
Should NC shrink number of members on UNC governing board?

A move to shrink the UNC system’s Board of Governors cleared a state House committee Tuesday, despite concerns that a smaller board could mean less diversity.The legislation, House Bill 39, passed 10-3 in the House Education Committee on Universities and...

Morris County school closings, delayed openings (Thursday, February 9, 2017)
Morris County school closings, delayed openings (Thursday, February 9, 2017)
Sussex County school closings, delayed openings (Thursday, February 9, 2017)
Sussex County school closings, delayed openings (Thursday, February 9, 2017)
Wilson, Plainfield Twp. announce kindergarten registration dates
Wilson, Plainfield Twp. announce kindergarten registration dates
NYU engineers a Brooklyn boom with tech expansion
NYU engineers a Brooklyn boom with tech expansion

New York University announced in late January that it would embark on a 10-year, $500 million expansion of its technology, engineering and new-media footprint in downtown Brooklyn. NYU’s effort comes as the once moribund commercial district becomes...

Pasco County teachers, school district reach deal on midyear transfers
Pasco County teachers, school district reach deal on midyear transfers

Pasco County teachers will not face a ban on midyear job transfers under an agreement reached between the school district, which had sought to limit the moves, and the teachers union.6 Months Ago6 Months Ago6 Months Ago"Teachers will be able to transfer...

Weehawken school district one of 12 to win 'Innovative' honor
Weehawken school district one of 12 to win 'Innovative' honor
Veteran graduates high school 67 years later
Veteran graduates high school 67 years later
How do you feel about subsidizing private schools, using students as political pawns, and escalating war for control of public education?
How do you feel about subsidizing private schools, using students as political pawns, and escalating war for control of public education?
Former Riverside arts teacher had months-long relationship with student, police say
Former Riverside arts teacher had months-long relationship with student, police say

A former high school teacher in Riverside who is accused of carrying on a months-long relationship with a student has been arrested, police announced Tuesday.Encore High School for the Arts teacher Camryn Zelinger, 32, was arrested on suspicion of lewd or...

Written bomb threat found inside Kearny High School
Written bomb threat found inside Kearny High School

KEARNY -- A handwritten bomb threat was found inside Kearny High School Tuesday night by a school worker, police said.  The school was evacuated and all activities were cancelled at the Devon Street building after a custodian found the letter after...

After Trump video flap, OCC signs warn students against recording classes without permission
After Trump video flap, OCC signs warn students against recording classes without permission
Rutgers police investigating swastika drawn in dormitory, report says
Rutgers police investigating swastika drawn in dormitory, report says
Former Woodcliff Lake principal dies after battle with cancer, report says
Former Woodcliff Lake principal dies after battle with cancer, report says
Who will follow Obama? Rutgers to name 2017 grad speaker today
Who will follow Obama? Rutgers to name 2017 grad speaker today

NEW BRUNSWICK -- Rutgers University students won't have to wait much longer to find out who will speak at the 2017 commencement ceremony.  The university Board of Governors is scheduled to vote at a 1 p.m. meeting Wednesday on commencement speakers...

Lawsuit targets key funding source for teacher unions
Lawsuit targets key funding source for teacher unions

A conservative group has joined with eight California educators in a lawsuit filed this week that seeks to eliminate the right of unions to collect mandatory “agency fees” from teachers — even if they are not full members.Similar litigation...

Millions of you debated over Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. Tell us what you think
Millions of you debated over Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. Tell us what you think
Quarterly report in Hillsborough spotlights successful schools
Quarterly report in Hillsborough spotlights successful schools
Westminster educator among 8 teachers suing over mandatory union dues
Westminster educator among 8 teachers suing over mandatory union dues
A ‘business park’ for charter schools is the latest proposal in choice scene for CMS
A ‘business park’ for charter schools is the latest proposal in choice scene for CMS

A proposal to create a town-sponsored charter school campus in Matthews could introduce a new twist into Mecklenburg County’s booming school choice scene.An education task force, created by Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor to consider alternatives to Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

A new principal at Summerfield Elementary
A new principal at Summerfield Elementary

Carmine Alfano is the new principal of Summerfield Elementary School in east Hillsborough.The board approved Alfano, 55, who served until now as principal of LaVoy Exceptional Center. He replaces Derrick McLaughlin, who will open the new Warren Hope Dawson...

The lesson of Betsy DeVos' confirmation: Not voting has consequences
The lesson of Betsy DeVos' confirmation: Not voting has consequences
Santa Monica middle school reopens after possible norovirus exposure
Santa Monica middle school reopens after possible norovirus exposure
Does Florida's third-grade retention lawsuit belong in court?
Does Florida's third-grade retention lawsuit belong in court?