Tulsa Public Schools is seeking some temporary relief for its teaching shortage from recruiting partner Teach for America, but the national nonprofit is struggling to keep pace with the growing demand.
More than three years after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg committed $100 million toward remaking Newark’s struggling schools, the district is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs that’s threatening to derail wider reform efforts.
Officials say students seem to be more engaged in their learning because they get to do things and not just listen to a teacher talk, but teaching materials are scarce, and sufficient training in Idaho's approach hasn't reached many instructors.
Ohio's more than 600 school districts were supposed to reap a multimillion-dollar jackpot from new taxes produced from the state's four new casinos. But one year and 10 months after the first casino opened in Cleveland, the schools are finding their winnings more window dressing than windfall.
Kansas’s highest court ruled on Friday that funding disparities between school districts violated the state’s Constitution and ordered the Legislature to bridge the gap, setting the stage for a messy budget battle in the capital this year.
Ending a months long standoff between federal and state officials, the U.S. Department of Education has told California education officials they approve of the state’s plan to administer only portions of new standardized tests this year - and not reporting the results.
In this NPR special series, Women in Tech, women trailblazers speak about the advancements they're making in the tech world and share how they're mentoring young women and girls in computer science, and trying to get more girls interested in tech early on.
Middle schoolers next year may be assigned to tweet and post Facebook updates as part of social media and internet use classes. New Jersey became the first in the nation to pass a law requiring students in grades six through eight to take a class that will teach the appropriate use of social media sites.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals named three winners of its annual Digital Principals Award. The award program, which launched in 2011, recognizes principals’ successes in using technology to improve instruction, communication and student engagement.
The first-ever electric school bus, introduced in November, started picking up students in Central California’s Kings Canyon USD with three more to be added soon. The district received a $400,000 contribution to the pilot program from the California Air Resources Board as well as funding from a federal highway program.
Courtesy of an $800,000 Department of Defense grant, two Lemoore Naval Air Station elementary schools have been able to build ‘Healthy Fitness’ indoor workout facilities with high-tech gaming systems designed to motivate and get kids moving.
The 21st Century Education Initiative would overhaul the current diploma standard within the Board of Regents and the Department of Education. The bills would create a new specialized career and technical diploma, which will train students to fill manufacturing and high-tech jobs in New York.