June 21, 2013
The News Journal
3 new Delaware charter schools get OK
The state Board of Education approved three new charter schools, rejected one and approved three charter expansions at a meeting Thursday. The three new schools, which include Delaware Design-Lab High School, First State Military Academy and Delaware MET, will serve an estimated 700 students combined in their first year. All three schools will start with grades 9-10 and grow to include grades 11-12 within four years.
The Dover Post
Capital School District lowers tax rate, adopts draft budget
With relatively little discussion, members of the Capital school board Wednesday night unanimously adopted a $97.6 million draft budget for the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 school year. That figure is approximately $1.2 million less than the FY 2012/2013 spending plan. Total projected expenditures for the district in 2013/2014 will be $93.54 million, with a possible reserve of $10.3 million at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2014. The spending plan contains numerous reductions in expected revenue, reflecting predicted reductions in state and federal funding.
Homeless, mobile students face academic risk beyond poverty
Homeless, highly mobile children are arguably the most at-risk of any students, well beyond the academic difficulties created by poverty alone. But many can persist and recover academically once their living arrangements stabilize, according to a new study in Child Development.
Athens Banner Herald
Georgia schools to use career-oriented education model
Georgia education officials have developed courses for the new career clusters framework that will allow students to choose one of 17 career pathways based on what they’d like to study in college. The pathways are based on a set of core curriculum and electives. In 2011, the legislature passed H.B. 186, which directed the education department to implement the career pathways program.
Humanities, social science education needed for innovation along with STEM
A workforce lacking robust humanities and social science education could be just as detrimental to the country’s future economic competitiveness as one deficient in science and technological expertise, according to an American Academy of Arts and Sciences report. The report aims to highlight the importance of humanities and social sciences to economic development and of a well-rounded education.
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