News Update

Report: 10 percent of students miss too much school

Chronic absences increasing the chances students will fall behind or drop out

Low-income students nearing majority in U.S. public schools

Some 48 percent of students were considered low income in 2010 and 2011, with highest rate—53 percent—occurring in the South

Football fatalities increase need for sports safety

Safe Sports awards given to districts taking steps to ensure wellbeing of student athletes

More schools choose a four-day week

While some districts lean toward year-round schedules, others shortening the week as budgets drop

Social media monitoring of schools may have saved a life

California district analyzing students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media

Bus tracking tool gives parents peace of mind

Denver Public Schools equipping buses with kiosk where students swipe passes before they get on or off

When sleep becomes productive in Virginia schools

Fairfax County Public Schools working to move start of school from 7:20 a.m. to 8 a.m., or later

People Watch: Sheila Harrity named NASSP's principal of the year

Richard Lyons, superintendent of Regional School Unit 22 in Maine, honored by New England Association of School Superintendents

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

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