News Update

Report: More students aspire to college, but test scores lag

87 percent of 2013 graduates who took the ACT said they wanted to attend college, but only 69 percent enrolled

A public outcry has schools returning surplus military equipment

LAUSD police decided in September to return three grenade launchers

Sex offender check enhances safety in Florida schools

Brevard County system automatically runs sexual predator checks on all visitors

Photo essay: New Language Academy for San Diego USD

K8 school offers bilingual immersion courses in English, Spanish and French

Students compete as nation’s future cyber-defenders

Air Force Association competition among emerging cybersecurity programs

Graduation rates up, but more work needed to prevent dropouts

Graduation rates reach historic high but report also sites factors in why students leave school

Los Angeles USD sidesteps parent trigger law

California’s Parent Empowerment Act allows parents to force overhauls of failing schools

Prescription painkiller use up among high school athletes

In 2013, 15 percent of high school seniors reported using a prescription drug for non-medical purposes

Counselors in a crisis: Lessons from Ferguson schools

Teachers received guidance in leading productive class discussions about Michael Brown shooting

NYC schools kick organic waste from curb to composting

Goal is to cover all of the city’s 1,300 public educational facilities by the 2016-17 year