News Update

U.S. seeks global solutions to stagnant scores

U.S. students score average in reading and science, below average in math on international assessment

Push for more sleep for high schoolers intensifies

Early start times don’t match the adolescent biological clock, one expect says

A 21st-century upgrade for a 100-year-old school

St. Louis-area high school renovated to allow for more flexible, collaborative spaces

People Watch: Carmen Fariña takes helm of New York City Public Schools

Also: Dana T. Bedden becomes superintendent of Richmond Public Schools in Virginia

Can improved curriculum boost lagging NAEP results?

Administrators are examining results in hopes of raising student achievement

Urban schools team up to serve greener, healthier lunches

Big districts banding together to buy biodegradable trays made of sugar cane

School nurse shortages grow as budgets shrink

Among nurses’ responsibilities is caring for the estimated 3 million children with food allergies

Old skills make a comeback for the youngest students

Common Core accelerates keyboarding instruction in elementary schools

People Watch: Jose Parra named superintendent at Irving ISD

Also: Michael McVey, superintendent of Steubenville City Schools in Ohio, was charged with three felony counts

What’s ahead for New York City charters?

Incoming mayor Bill de Blasio says he plans to charge charters rent for using public school buildings