Paddling in schools has been declining for years across the country and across Florida. But in North Florida it maintains a fast foothold in 20 public school districts and in uncounted private schools.
According to a policy brief released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, funding systems for special education are outmoded and need to be fixed before the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act is updated.
The public school system of the United States, the richest country in the world, still struggles to educate our citizens about science and to make that education relevant and present in their daily lives.
Last month, Durham County school board members terminated the district-issued credit card for Durham Public Schools Superintendent Eric Becoats following thousands of dollars in questionable purchases.
School districts across California are rewriting elementary school report cards to reflect the new learning standards. But because the change is not dictated by the state, it's unclear how many schools are switching.
Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.
After months of debate about the risks of storing student data in the cloud, New York is pressing ahead with a plan to create a statewide database for every public school student’s grades, tests scores and attendance records — a tech startup proposal that drew interest from several other states that have now reconsidered.
For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools. Most of the supporting evidence, though, does little more than establish correlations between exposure to the arts and certain outcomes.
NAESP and VINCI recognize the importance of high-quality early learning opportunities for all children and will work together to help build the capacity of principals in PK-3 education to close and ultimately prevent achievement gaps between students from disadvantaged households and their more affluent peers.