News Update

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

The future is here: New ed tech targets the brain

New products target memory, attention levels and brain's plasticity

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

Standing desks are now used in hundreds of schools nationwide

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