Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:27pm
After reviewing studies, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement in late August saying that because of their natural sleep cycles, teens really do experience difficulty falling asleep before 11 p.m. and that middle and high schools should start class at 8:30 a.m. or later.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:25pm
The small district in Wapello County has outfitted its buses with high-speed, wireless Internet, Des Moines television station KCCI reported Saturday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:24pm
At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last month with tear gas, armored military trucks and riot gear.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:22pm
This is only Brilla’s second year in existence. It has a kindergarten, first and second grade. And yet, in the 2013-14 academic year, students at this charter school already made an average of 2.3 years of progress in math and 1.9 years of progress in reading.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:21pm
Education advocates say adding health care services, parenting classes and community events will help people in under-served communities engage more with their schools. T
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:10pm
Has anyone considered fighting for a magnet school-based system for our children’s education? It is my belief that we would end up with champions in every subject. I do not believe in making every student equal, but to make them rise to their own full potential.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:08pm
History, which is supposed to be a recollection of factual evidence, shouldn’t be a controversial issue. Of course, this would also mean opinion wouldn’t be interjected. K-12 education should be factual.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:57pm
Disinvestment has caused the explosion of class sizes—also one of the nation's highest. Inadequate investment has led to layoffs of teachers, librarians, custodians, counselors, administrators and other school personnel.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:54pm
Real success will require that we prepare the next generation for global citizenship, which means broadening students’ perspectives, deepening their cultural and linguistic capacities, and heightening awareness of the larger issues that will affect their lives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:47am
Concrete Roses STEM Academy's board of directors voted to relinquish their charter, 20 days into the school year. The North Carolina Office of Charter Schools put the school on financial disciplinary status and froze its access to funds for not provided required reporting fir several months.