First Bell 2-18-14
February 18, 2014
A first look at today's most important education news:
- North Carolina Superior Court judge will hear the case against allowing student opportunity grants for use in private, religious schools.
- Illinois legislature begins to rework state education allocations to establish more equitable schools.
- A growing number of states are beginning to offer supplemental coursework to bridge the skills gap between the end of high school and the first year of secondary education.
- Current Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, Greg Thornton, hired as CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.
- Pittsburgh receives $40 million dollar grant to adapt teacher evaluation program. Conflict between teachers union and school district ensues.
- Bilingual education in California Public Schools allows for greater language acquisition for English Language Learners, according to Stanford University study.
- Missouri State Board of Education will formally establish a plan to manage unaccredited school districts.