After hours of public discussion, San Antonio Independent School District trustees Monday unanimously approved partnerships with five nonprofit organizations to manage 18 schools. The board approved agreements for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network to run the Young Women’s Leadership Academy and YWLA Primary at Page and for the HighScope Educational Research Foundation to run the Carroll and Tynan early childhood centers, which already use the Michigan-based nonprofit’s curriculum. The board also allowed the Texas Council for International Studies to run seven international baccalaureate schools, including Jefferson and Burbank high schools and lower schools in those feeder patterns. OnExpressNews.com: San Antonio ISD trustees to vote on operating partnerships at 18 schools Trustees approved the School Innovation Collaborative, founded by SAISD principals with support from Rice University, as operating partner for three East Side schools: Gates and Lamar … [Read more...] about SAISD trustees approve nonprofit management for 18 schools
Conroy referred a Times reporter to a March 15 statement from Yale, which said the university is aware of only one student admitted with a fraudulent athletic endorsement from former head women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith, who resigned in November. In the statement, Yale said it was investigating the allegations and that if they proved to be true, it would rescind the student’s admission. … [Read more...] about Next phase of college admissions scandal: New charges, more deals coming?
Share Tweet Email Education Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5216505" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> A look back at Houston's former HISD superintendents Share: Share Tweet Email KTRK By Chauncy Glover HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Texas Education Agency just sent a directive that the 'HISD Board has to immediately stop the search for a new school superintendent until the TEA gives permission otherwise.' A number of interviews were already scheduled, but will have to be cancelled. If the board doesn't follow the TEA's directive, the agency can immediately appoint a board of managers. Dr. Grenita Lathan has been serving as interim superintendent. Richard Carranza left the position in March 2018. Report a Typo Related topics: education houston houston isd schools hisd Share: Share … [Read more...] about Texas Education Agency halts HISD’s superintendent search
PUBLISHED: 14:03 25 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:03 25 March 2019 Sophie Morton Newham Council's children's services have been branded inadequate by Ofsted. Picture: Ken Mears Archant Newham Council’s children’s services have seen a “significant deterioration” over the past five years. A report by education watchdog Ofsted, released today (Monday), found that there was a “distinct lack of ambition for children” and that “leaders are failing in their duties to children in care and care leavers”.The council was branded inadequate overall - the lowest possible rating - as well as in two of the three assessment areas. The third area was judged as requiring improvement.Inspectors who assessed the council’s services last month found that the experiences and progress of children in care and care leavers were not good, with young people leaving care receiving a poor service.The report states: “The leaving … [Read more...] about Inspectors find ‘significant deterioration’ in children’s services
On Tuesday, lawmakers will hold hearings in Austin on school safety bills. Among the measures Miller said he supports are stepped up standards for facility design and for security audits. Currently, Texas public schools and junior colleges are required to have safety and security audits once every three years.Miller has been among the most vocal critics opposing efforts to arm teachers and school staff, a move President Donald Trump pushed following the Parkland, Fla., shooting last year where 17 students and high school staffers were gunned down.Texas approved a similar effort back in 2013 when lawmakers created the school marshal program. Though Miller spoke out against it, he was tapped by the governor to help write the curriculum for the program to ensure it would be implemented as safely as possible.While he still has hesitations, Miller says the marshal program is a better option than the state's so-called school "guardian plan" that does not require as much … [Read more...] about Dallas schools’ top cop steps down to focus on campus safety, other ventures