BAT State News Highlights - September
Facebook: Alabama BATs
State Administrators - Terri Rector Michal
BAT and Birmingham school board members writes about the $25 million that DeVos gave to AL for 15 charter schools.
When an Alabama student scored a 100 percent on his reading test, his third-grade teacher wanted to show him how proud she was of him so she surprised him with a yard sign declaring just that.
Facebook: California BATs
Facebook Administrators: Tina Andres, Karen Wolfe, Jeanne Berrong, Owen Jackman, Sherry Skipper-Spurgeon, Jed Idan, Lisa Palmer, Heather Poland, Paula Meyer, Lance Wren, Virginia Tibbets, Jose del Barrio.
David Goldstein Investigation: Over $580,000 In Unclaimed LAUSD Property Sitting Unus
Facebook: Illinois BATs
Facebook Administrator - Diane Barrett King Rener and Millisa Libey Jaycox
A looming teacher strike in Chicago is about far more than just salaries
“We’re actually asking for real demands," a Chicago special education teacher said. "Real demands that will change things.”
Facebook: Georgia BATs
Facebook Administrators - Lynda Wolfe Smith, Lisa Morgan, Peter Toggerson
To help break the cycle of poverty in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Columbus, a nonprofit organization called the Mill District has committed to funding four additional staff positions for five years at Fox, among the lowest-performing schools in Georgia.
Facebook: Michigan BATs
State Administrators - Linda K. Eastman, Rebecca Lehnert Armstrong, Mary Genger Kieft Bouwense, Carina Hilbert, Jonathan Marceau
The House and Senate passed a $15.2 billion school aid budget bill Thursday, increasing the amount that is allocated for the classroom by $304 million and to special education services by $30 million.
Facebook: Tennessee BATs
State Administrators - Lee Ann Pepper Nolan, Tikeila Rucker, Larry Proffitt, Jennifer Navarre, Mary Holden, Jenee Hewlett Peters, Neshellda Johnson, Lu Howard, and April Waltrip Jeffries
Tennessee has started the rule-making process for the state education savings account program. (read:vouchers) public input will begin October 1st.
Facebook: Arizona BATs
State Administrators - Kathie Wing Larsyn and Lise Spangenthal
The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD), which includes 15 schools and more than 9,600 students, canceled classes on both Thursday and Friday after a ransomware virus was found on multiple servers. Preschools and child care centers within FUSD were also closed.
Facebook: Connecticut BATs
State Administrators - Jesse Turner and Rose Reyes
Twitter - Coming Soon
A new video by Sandy Hook Promise shows typical back to school items like sneakers and jackets being used in an emergency during a school shooting.
Seven new laws that will impact CT schools.
Facebook: Nebraska BATs
Facebook Administrator - Brittany Alexander
Instead of telling the story of pioneer school days, the Antelope County District 70 school museum tells the story of education from the beginning of the public school system through the 1980s, but its focus is the 1940s to the 1980s.
Facebook: Ohio BATs
Facebook Administrators - Brittany Alexander, Kelly Braun, Karen Linch, Mandy Jablonski, Paula Garfield, Beth Egbert, Debra Fedyna, Amber Clark, Jessica Bosak, Katie Hauer
Ohio Senate Education Committee Blames Educators While Underfunding Schools in the State’s Poorest Communities
Facebook: Wyoming BATs
Twitter - Coming Soon!
Facebook: Arkansas BATs
State Administrators - Tina Andres
The Walton’s have a plan to privatize AR schools: Inside the web of Arkansas’s School Privatization Empire
Facebook: Idaho BATs
Facebook Administrator - Mary Ollie and Levi Cavaner
Idahoans are launching the ‘Invest in Idaho’ initiative — a ballot initiative designed to bring dollars back to Idaho so we can finally invest in a skilled workforce, keep Idaho teachers in Idaho, and set our state on a path to a prosperous future
Facebook: Maryland BATs
Twitter - coming soon
For those who qualify, the Teaching Fellows of Maryland scholarship will pay 100% of tuition, fees, room and board. In return, after graduation, recipients must agree to teach in a Maryland public school where at least 50% of the students receive free or reduced-price meals
Facebook: Mississippi BATs
Facebook Administrator - Amanda Koonlaba
When polls closed, 615 of the 1,060 voters had cast ballots in favor of the bond issue.State law says that 60 percent of people who vote in a bond issue election must vote in favor in order for it to pass. The measure was just 2 percent short of passage, Eighty-two of the unopened ballots would have to be in favor of the bond issue for it to pass
Facebook: New York BATs
Facebook Administrators - Beth Glazer-Schettino, Terry Kalb, Eric Olsen, Jamy Brice Hyde, Jake Jacobs, Eve Shippens, Rosemary Pearce, Tara Molloy-Grocki, and Dave Greene
Thousands of former New York students and teachers may be eligible for compensation and health care through