News Update

Districts ban e-cigarettes in schools

Between 2011 and 2012, the percentage of high school students who reported using an e-cigarette rose from roughly 5 percent to 10 percent

Four-day week will cut absences, superintendent says

Saving money was not a reason for the change, Superintendent Rick Ruckman says

Teachers fortify their nest eggs

State funding for pensions fell in all but seven states between 2009 and 2012

District changes restraint and seclusion policy

Prince William County (Va.) must re-evaluate certain behavioral interventions

Back-to-school construction projects

Photo Gallery: Rockford district in Illinois spending $58 million to rebuild all four of its high schools

Districts brace for surge of immigrant students

Since October, more than 57,500 unaccompanied minors from Central America have been detained at the Mexican border

Report: New Orleans schools show progress, yet achievement lags

While academic achievement generally continues to improve, it still lags behind most other districts

Des Moines schools save money with more free meals

Meals at 35 schools and three preschools will be completely covered by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Report: It’s not what you spend, but how you spend

Only 37 percent of the districts in the top third in spending were also in the top third in achievement

Joplin opens new high school

Original high school, along with four other schools, destroyed by 2011 tornado