News Update

Connecticut school district responds to IDEA violations

Schools need more rigor to prep students for post-high school life

Only 39 percent of students tested met at least three of the four ACT test benchmarks

New technology helps identify football concussions

Sensors in helmets and other technology can measure impact of hits

Early college high schools get results

Women, minorities, and low-income students from these schools more likely to earn a college degree

Federal support to improve counseling in 35 districts

American School Counselor Association recommends a ratio of about 250 students per counselor

People Watch: Lynn Moody to lead Rowan-Salisbury School System

Paymon Rouhanifard selected as superintendent of state-run Camden Public Schools

Schools learn new lessons in emergency response

Federal guidelines issued after Newtown shootings recommend more active response known as “run, hide, fight”

Head start cuts 57,000 children due to sequester

More than 18,000 Head Start employees will be laid off or receive pay cuts, and 1.3 million days will be cut nationally

Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

One-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center

Most Americans unaware of the Common Core, poll says

Most Americans give the public schools in their community an A or B—the highest rating in poll’s history