At-Risk

4/3/2013

4/3/2013
Portland Public Schools continues to discipline African American, American Indian and Latino students at higher rates than their white and Asian peers, according to data presented to the school board on Monday.
4/3/2013
The state takeover of public schools in New Jersey’s poorest city, Camden, last week is a move long overdue and presents a new opportunity for the local educational system to reinvent itself.

4/2/2013

4/2/2013
An in-depth state report on Camden's schools "in crisis" laid out several recommendations in August, including hiring a superintendent who could transform the district. But just as the Camden Board of Education had narrowed its search to three candidates last week, the process came to a halt when Gov. Christie announced a full state takeover of Camden schools.
4/2/2013
Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4/1/2013

4/1/2013

Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."

3/27/2013

3/27/2013
Seven "priority" schools chosen for federal funding are among the lowest achieving 5 percent of schools in New York State.

3/26/2013

3/26/2013
They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
3/26/2013
Gov. Chris Christie, faced with a school district that has the second lowest graduation rate in the state, a declining enrollment and high poverty said Camden's system is broken and that the state is taking over Camden City Public Schools immediately.

3/25/2013

3/25/2013
In 1994 Michigan passed Gun Free School zones giving rise to zero tolerance policies in districts across the state.

3/21/2013

3/21/2013
In a release Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education says the spike in low-income students and those with limited English has led to increased costs for school districts.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013
Two recent events underscored the importance of utilizing digital tools to inspire students and demonstrated the intersection between technology and education. On March 5th, AT&T's Hispanic/Latino Association, HACEMOS, held the 15th annual High Tech Day in 31 cities across the country. The same week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a report that revealed how teachers are using technology in their classrooms to enhance learning and engage students.

3/19/2013

3/19/2013
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has made closing large, low-performing high schools like Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx a linchpin of his reform strategy. In the big schools’ place, he opened smaller, often theme-based schools designed to give students a more supportive educational experience.
3/19/2013
If you're reading this, you probably spent years of your childhood in the classroom. And the memory that suffuses my school days is boredom.

3/14/2013

3/14/2013
A growing number of children in Lafayette Parish are receiving some kind of education before they enter kindergarten, and new efforts by the school system and other entities are designed to make sure all children are prepared to learn before age 5.

3/11/2013

3/11/2013
As a parent, I would never dream of handing my car keys to a teenager who hasn't first completed a driver's education class.

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