Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:16am
The Halau Lokahi Public Charter School's leadership has resigned, including its director and governing board. The move allows the school to stay open, but it still has deep financial problems.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:37am
Four Hall County charter schools may not have their charters renewed due to confusion over a state law governing control of charter school budgets. If the charters are not renewed, the schools are likely to become schools of choice.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:33am
In the wake of an investigation into alleged widespread cheating at one school, a statewide probe found 67 cases of abnormally extreme gains in Mississippi Curriculum Test scores between 2009 and 2013. The instances allegedly occurred across 44 schools in 34 districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:26am
Sexting habits are a strong predictor of sexual activity, according to a study from the USC School of Social Work, Los Angeles USD and Sentient Research. Compared with students who didn’t sext, those who received the messages were seven times more likely to have had sex.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:16am
What does it say about our public school system when 82 percent of the high school students in suburban Montgomery County in Maryland fail their Algebra 1 final exams? It implies quite strongly that our public schools are not doing a good job preparing America’s students in STEM fields.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:11am
The Department of Education’s 2014-2015 grade-less high school directory is the first clear sign of the new administration’s progress toward solving a high-stakes puzzle: How to distinguish among the system’s 1,800 schools with enough nuance to capture each one’s strengths and weaknesses and account for factors it controls.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:06am
Orangeburg CSD Four’s superintendent has applied for another job as superintendent of Lexington School District Two because of her concerns about school consolidation. A bill introduced in May would have combined the county’s three districts into one. Although it did not pass this year, it will most likely be brought back up during next year’s legislative session.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:58pm
Across the country, parents who once conceded that their homework expertise petered out by high school trigonometry are now feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade work sheets.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:49pm
The Santa Rosa County School Board voted unanimously to remove corporal punishment from the student code of conduct in order to protect school employees from being accused of child abuse.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:46pm
Without enough GOP votes for a pension-overhaul plan, Gov. Corbett and House Republican leaders are asking Philadelphia Democrats to vote for the GOP pension plan in return for Republican support for an increase to the cigarette tax in the city. Philadelphia wants legislative approval of the tax to help with the large deficit in the school budget.