At-Risk

3/8/2013

3/8/2013

Parents, staff and students from school districts across the state — Trenton, Camden, Irvington, Gloucester City — shared horror stories of broken windows, collapsing roofs and choking mold in dilapidated schools at a meeting yesterday of the state Schools Development Authority.

3/8/2013

To add to the busy schedules of high school principals and assistant superintendents, they go door-to-door to speak with students—and their parents—in the Clark County (Nev.) School District. These students have dropped out of high school, and administrators are encouraging them to return and pursue a diploma.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013

The School District of Philadelphia has revised its facilities master plan that would close or merge dozens of city elementary, middle and high schools.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013

Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.

2/13/2013

Topeka USD 501 superintendent Julie Ford weighed in on a legislative proposal to ax extra funding for students from low-income families Tuesday, saying it would cost her district dearly.

2/11/2013

2/11/2013

Schools are fighting closures connected to high-profile figures and institutions.

2/4/2013

2/4/2013

The federal government's push for drastic reforms at chronically low-achieving schools has led to takeovers by charter operators, overhauls of staff and curriculum, and even school shutdowns across the country.

2/1/2013

2/1/2013

The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.

1/30/2013

1/30/2013

Louisiana public education is plagued with problems. Students aren’t graduating from high school, students who can’t read are being asked to write book reports, teachers either don’t care or are underpaid—you get the picture.

1/28/2013

1/28/2013

As district budgets are cut and school psychologists retire, their difficult and crucial role working with troubled students may be endangered.

1/22/2013

1/22/2013

“Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of death among young adults,” according to information provided by Sabrina Pritchett-Evans, a State Farm Insurance agent in Kalamazoo, and the mother of a young man who will graduate this spring from Kalamazoo Central High School.

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

A long-time Ogden school teacher was charged Thursday with multiple felonies in connection with allegedly sexually abusing two children under the age of 14. Prosecutors charged Scott Ray McMurray, 58, with 11 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and three counts of sodomy upon a child.

1/18/2013

Amabilia Villeda received a surprising phone call from her daughter's teacher one day — the sixth-grader could barely read. "How did this happen?" Villeda said. "Now she's in eighth grade and reads at third-grade level."

1/17/2013

1/17/2013

The Massachusetts Teachers Union and local NAACP are teaming to tackle a gap in education achievement they say affects students of color and low-income students.

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