Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:15pm
Even though North Carolina isn’t a big spender by American standards — our total expenditure for elementary and secondary schools of about $9,000 per pupil is lower than the national average — public education is still the single-largest expenditure of state tax dollars.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:09pm
It boggles my mind that the Obama Administration, without an ounce of public debate or deliberation, without an iota of Congressional authorization or approval, could declare by fiat that public schools nationwide must provide such programs or risk their federal education funding.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:19am
The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification to the Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 9:00am
Using an innovative financing approach, the Muenster, Texas, Independent School District (ISD) partnered with NextEra Energy Solutions to upgrade lighting, replace aging HVAC equipment, and deliver a significantly improved educational environment for Muenster ISD students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 8:57am
Macmillan Publishers, one of the largest and best-known international publishing groups, announced last week an agreement to make a collection of popular eBooks available to libraries via OverDrive before the end of the first quarter.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 5:29pm
Geovisual Analytics defined with application examples from school districts across the country.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:11pm
While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:01pm
An upstate New York school district is opting out of the National School Lunch Program as students throw out fruits and vegetables required under new nutritional guidelines. The Niskayuna Central School District near Albany plans to opt out April 1. Officials in the suburban district say the number of students buying lunch dropped significantly this year and the program is running a $70,000 deficit.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:41pm
Graduation rates at Massachusetts public high schools increased for the sixth consecutive year, state officials announced this afternoon. Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:13pm
Authorities conducted a full investigation Thursday after a Denver-area public school received a bomb threat, according to KDVR.com. The threat was made against the Bruce Randolph School late Wednesday and police searched the campus, the report said. The school remained closed to allow for a full investigation.