Daily News

1/10/2012

1/10/2012

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for revamping the No Child Left Behind Act. The bills would ease the federal government's grip on public schools, but are unlikely to be passed.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

As the Marion County School Board and Superintendent Jim Yancey continue to prepare for a proposed four-day school week, we are witnessing a public-policy travesty unfold.

1/9/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo picked a fight last week with what has long been Albany’s most powerful force: public schools.

1/9/2012

Merging the state’s 800-plus school districts into a more manageable number could cost nearly $4 billion, according to a recent report that may kill any chance that a commission looking for ways to improve Illinois education will recommend a major consolidation.

1/9/2012

CDW Government LLC and Discovery Education announced the launch of the 10th-annual sweepstakes program. The 2012 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes will award three grand prize 21st-century classroom technology packages.

1/9/2012

ASCD announces the release of seven new PD Online courses for educators integrating Common Core State Standards into classroom instruction. Each course is grade-range specific and provides actionable strategies.

1/9/2012

Panasonic announced the high-brightness, compact and portable PT-LW25H Series LCD projectors.

1/9/2012

The National Title I Association has named sixty-six schools as National Title I Distinguished Schools for their performance in 2011 for exceptional student performance overall, or for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups.

1/9/2012

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Jan. 18 in New Orleans in a lawsuit that claims a 9-year-old girl was checked out of a south Mississippi school six times by an unauthorized man who then raped her.

1/9/2012

We have made major strides over the past decades in improving educational levels of students with disabilities.

1/9/2012

A statewide push to use more hybrid electric school buses could save Jefferson County Public Schools more than $75,000 a year in gas.

1/9/2012

The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation’s poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world.

1/9/2012

Chicago schools that voted for a longer day starting in January will add that extra 90 minutes daily when students return to classes Monday.

1/9/2012

A former Teacher of the Year at an Alabama elementary school admitted to molesting over 21 girls during his 25-year career, police said on Thursday.

1/9/2012

With public schools cutting back on spending for physical education, some members of Congress want to intervene, worried that the nation's schools are churning out too many fat kids.

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