Despite its ranking as one of Louisiana's top school districts, the Ascension Parish school system faces additional challenges.
Sacramento City Unified captured headlines last month with its decision to close seven schools because of declining enrollment, but it's not the fastest-shrinking district in the region.
Andrea Reynolds clutches a red spiral notebook as her bus pulls up to Danville High School. The Catlin High School student is both excited and nervous about her first visit to the school, which physically is nearly 7 times the size of hers and has more than 8 times the number of students.
American schools are safe and getting safer. And the risk of lethal violence is infinitesimal.
Educators across the state and the country are rethinking, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, how best to reach the increasing number of children who are struggling with emotional or psychological needs.
Newark Public Schools has laid off more than 100 employees across the district who oversee departments such as mathematics, world language and athletics, a district spokeswoman said yesterday.
Public schools everywhere will be affected by the government's automatic budget cuts, but few may feel the funding pinch faster than those on and around military bases.