Search Result for: New York


new york Funding Lawsuit Moves Forward

... over time. Cuts in funding related to recessionary budget shortfalls are making matters worse for new york State districts that filed a school finance lawsuit in 2008. Late last month thirteen districts, including rural districts, and 101 parents and students got word that they can proceed with a lawsuit claiming that funding inequities deny students their Constitutional right to a “sound, basic education.” In court pleasings, the plaintiffs' lawyers have highlighted lower test sco...
Date: 2012-07-27

Rural new york School Recruits Overseas Students

...rgarten through 12th grade school located in a remote valley in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate new york. When a local mine closed in the 1970s, the town’s population began a steady decline. School staff was cut and whole grades merged. As enrollment continued to drop, the Newcomb School Superintendent made the decision to bring in students from overseas. Since the program’s inception in 2006, school enrollment has increased by 25 percent. Read the complete story and listen to...
Date: 2010-12-15

2013 Global Teacher Fellows Share Experiences

... Jenna Hunter graduated from Orange County High in Hillsborough, North Carolina and taught in new york City before returning four years ago to teach science at her alma mater. “Hillsborough was founded in dairy and tobacco farms,” Hunter explains. But that agricultural economic base has eroded. Quickly. “Few farms still exist as well-functioning and profitable,” she says. “Tobacco farmers have had to switch, mostly to soy or small organic produce operations. M...
Date: 2013-10-29

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:Summary of Patterns in the Incidents

...ican K–12 school occurred in 1974 when a 17-year-old senior entered his high school in Olean, new york, over the Christmas break and fired randomly onto the street below, killing three and injuring 11. Major patterns We found accounts of incidents in all kinds of schools: public, private, charter, alternative, religious; and in all locales: rural, small town, urban, and suburban. Assailants ranged in age from six to 66. Adult assailants included former students, local residents, and per...
Date: 2013-03-27

A Life-Changing Experience: Global Fellows Travelogue, Part 2

...ers to the United States and was the first person registered at Ellis Island immigration station in new york in 1892. Jennie Young traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, from Mendon, Missouri, where she teaches at Northwestern R-I Elementary School. As a volunteer with Cross Cultural Solutions, a program that coordinates volunteers in twelve countries, she worked with teachers and students. Young writes, “It was easy to embrace the culture which is based on the word "Sanuk," meaning fun...
Date: 2012-08-27

ACE Act Would Ease Title I Inequities

...tta (R-Pennsylvania), Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina), Richard Hanna (R-new york), Ruben Hinajosa (D-Texas), Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania), Tom Petri (R-Wisconsin), Todd Russell Platts (R-Pennsylvania), Mike Ross (D-Arkansas), Louise Slaughter (D-new york), and GT Thompson (R-Pennsylvania). The Rural Trust has led the effort to bring Title I inequities to the attention of Congress through its coordination of the Formula Fairness Campaign. The Campaign is co-sponso...
Date: 2011-07-29

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

... Tim Walberg, Michigan Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee Richard Hanna, new york Todd Rokita, Indiana Larry Bucshon, Indiana Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania Kristi Noem, South Dakota Martha Roby, Alabama Joe Heck, Nevada Dennis Ross, Florida Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania     ...
Date: 2011-11-29

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

... and sometimes they are multi-year installments designed "to cover the costs of merging." new york provides hefty financial incentives, paid over several years, to newly merged districts. Kansas provides incentives and allows newly-merged districts to retain a portion of their small district aid for several years to help cover the costs of district consolidation. Additional Educational Programs that Assume Larger, More Urban Schools Some pressures that lead to consolidation der...
Date: 2006-03-06

Arizona ELL Case to Go to U.S. Supreme Court

...ts and pushes them to drop out.   Arizona is one of three states (the others are Florida and new york) that require all prospective teachers to show they are competent to teach ELL students. Only 4.9% of Arizona's ELL students (grades 4 and 8 averaged) tested proficient in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2007, compared with 9.6% nationwide. And 3.3% of Arizona's ELL students tested proficient in reading on the NAEP that same year, compared with 5.6% natio...
Date: 2009-03-12

California Tenure Ruling: Big Splash, Unclear Consequences

...an important precursor to other tenure battles. A case modeled on Vergara has already been filed in new york. There has been some talk of a referendum in 2016 asking California voters to end tenure. By some estimations Vergara was intended largely as a platfor, a California-sized platform for shaping a message that weak teachers are the primary reason many American students are struggling and that tenure is keeping weak teachers in schools. (See this Education Week blog for a take on ...
Date: 2014-06-27

Calls for Consolidation in Michigan Reveal Many Issues

... paper is available at http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/cprwps/pdf/wp33.pdf. It looks at districts in new york and suggests that some savings might occur with the consolidation of very small districts. Despite the caveats and limitations of the MSU paper, the $612 million figure got picked up and widely reported in state media, often as fact. But Wait Not long after the report was issued, staff at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a self-described “free market” think tank ...
Date: 2010-09-28

Community Initiative Supporting Rural Arts Education in the Ozarks

...t at the Guggenheim Museum, the Kentler International Drawing Space, and the Rubin Museum of Art in new york, visits the classrooms free of charge. She brings lesson plans, ideas, and materials for original projects that schools otherwise would not have. As school districts face funding cuts, the arts are typically the first to be sacrificed, despite being designated a ‘core academic subject’ under the 2002 version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind)...
Date: 2012-04-28

Demographics, Locale Influential in College-Going Rates

...;Headed to College,” explores the relationship between school size and college-going rates in new york City. Specifically, the report looks at outcomes for students who attend the city’s “small schools of choice.” These are public schools whose admission is determined by lottery. The report examines outcomes for students who applied to the schools and were selected by lottery and those who applied but were not selected and attended large public schools instead.  Th...
Date: 2014-10-29

Districts Headed by African-American Superintendents Lose Funding to Number-Weighting

... the only African-American-led districts that lose funding due to number weighting. Rochester, new york (over $2.6 million lost), Buffalo, new york ($2.1 million lost), Flint, Michigan (almost $2.0 million lost), Springfield, Massachusetts (about $1.8 million lost), and East St. Louis, Illinois (over $1.4 million lost) top the list of number weighting victims among African-American-led districts. This story was originally posted on the blog of the Campaign for Formula Fairness. Join the c...
Date: 2010-08-26

Education Funding Reports Grade States and Districts

... and resources in this country. All but one of the richest districts are in commuter communities of new york City; average incomes top $200,000 and per-pupil spending is over $20,000. On the other hand, the poorest districts are rural and small town districts; average incomes fall below $20,000.  Another important difference between the two groups is the percentage of school funding that comes from local income. In most of the high-wealth districts, property values are high enough to pro...
Date: 2012-06-26