Computer repair business owner Christopher Baran was taken aback when attending a charity event at the Christian K-12 Shorewood school, Christ's Academy, recently.
Its computers were pretty out of date, he could see, and there weren't enough for the number of students.
"They showed me what they were working with," Baran said, "and it was nowhere near what they should have, and not everything worked. A lot of their computers were several generations outdated."
Kateria Barnes was two weeks into her freshman year at New York University when she began to feel anxious and overwhelmed. There was so much to do: navigate a new city, register for classes, find classrooms, buy books.
Student-athletes in all grades are hoping to soon get a boost from Greenwich Education Group, which will set up shop at Sono Field House in South Norwalk to help the students improve academics and prepare for college. The Greenwich-based firm, which currently provides students and parents throughout the state with a myriad of academic services — including academic tutoring, test prep and college counseling — will soon take over the 52,000 square foot indoor sports and special events facility and offer a fee-based educational services to student-athletes.
The NAACP says it is mobilizing volunteers to lobby at the state and local levels for its biggest push to overhaul public education since the 1954 Supreme Court decision that integrated the nation’s classrooms. The historic civil rights organization unveiled a plan Thursday for salvaging U.S. public education. It advocates having children spend more hours and days in school, extending the number of years devoted to school, improving teacher training and preschool programs, and routing a greater share of school funds to the neediest students.
While almost half of city students enroll in college, Shael Polakow-Suransky, the city's Chief Academic Officer, thinks schools can do more.
The program is the first of a host of potential planned partnerships, and it's being trumpeted as a big win for the school district and local manufacturers.
Thursday’s Calvert County Board of Education meeting featured two presentations on programs the school system is implementing to focus on student career readiness.
Natrona County School District officials are considering adding new graduation requirements starting with next year’s freshmen, and they seek community feedback.
An aviation maintenance program at a high school in Louisville has been temporarily suspended after a Federal Aviation Administration inspection found record-keeping problems.
Carteret High School, Mount Olive High School in Flanders, and JFK High School in Paterson are the first schools in New Jersey to offer Principles of Marketing, a 35-week standards based course that uses up-to-date marketing materials and real-world problem-solving exercises to better prepare students for a career or college.
The Board of Education’s goals this year focus on bridging the gaps.
Teachers union leaders are calling for creating a preschool through community college system, expanded use of blended learning and year-round programs for at-risk students as part of a plan to reboot Michigan’s school funding system.