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10/31/2013

10/31/2013

The teacher wanted students to learn about the brewing process as part of a lesson on fermentation. But Adrienne Moerz, the mother of a 15-year-old student at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo., said having kids visit the brewery encourages underage drinking, KDVR reports.

10/31/2013

School administrators said Tuesday that the district should overhaul its grading policy to make sure the marks reflect what students know, not how well they behave. Senior officials told school board members that the current system in which students can get grades as low as zero is too punitive.

10/31/2013

This year, the charter school added 64 students, an impressive gain but just one piece of a 945-student enrollment increase this fall at charter schools across the city, according to Joe Nathan, director of the Center for School Change. As of Oct. 1, charter school enrollment in St. Paul stood at 12,241, compared with 11,296 a year ago, he said.

10/31/2013

A Pennsylvania bill that would require the state’s schools to display the phrasepassed the House Education Committee last week in a 14-to-9 vote, according to Fox News. While proponents of the bill say it would serve to honor a national motto, others say it would violate the separation of church and state.

10/31/2013

At issue is school officials' proposal last year to move her son from a general education class at Normal Park to a comprehensive development classroom, or CDC, a separate special education classroom for students with more intense needs at Red Bank Elementary.

10/30/2013

10/30/2013

As students complain, taunt and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology to help them.

10/30/2013

The election is conjuring up a broad question: How much impact, after all, can a mayor have on bolstering the achievement of thousands of students in a large urban system like Boston’s, where some problems are seen as intractable and where schools must deal daily with the consequences of poverty.

10/30/2013

Large numbers of children don't feel safe in the hallways of Camden schools, say they lack essential textbooks and technology, and don't believe they are being prepared for college or careers, according to findings of a survey released Monday.

10/30/2013

Competition will be fierce for education grants from Ohio’s new $250 million Straight A Fund.

10/30/2013

Virtual charter schools are on the rise in Wisconsin, but so far new accountability standards that hold them to the same expectations as regular public schools do not paint a flattering picture.

10/30/2013

If the projections of Pittsburgh Public Schools had been right, the district this fall would have turned the corner on declining K-12 enrollment and would have seen the growth of 100 students.

10/30/2013

The way the Richmond Public School (RPS) district hires and pays employees needs oversight and the process could be wasting big money, according the Richmond City auditor.

10/29/2013

10/29/2013

More than 1,000 paintings and other works of art worth millions is a curious asset for a nearly broke school system. Some have wanted the works sold to help a financial situation so dire many schools lack full-time counselors, nurses, and other essentials.

10/29/2013

Over the next 27 years, Detroit property owners will be on the hook to pay more than $437.8 million for renovations made to schools that now sit unused, trashed or demolished, a boon to scrappers and home to vagrants and feral cats.

10/29/2013

For a school system in an era of bare-bones budgets, building cellphone towers on school properties can mean easy money. But for some parents, the towers pose health and safety risks for their children.

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