Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:40pm
A new report commissioned by Georgia's Atlanta Public Schools with researchers at Georgia State University shows inequality across the board, from teacher experience to playgrounds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:25pm
Some school districts in Missouri have started training educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. Only district administrators, fellow program members and local law enforcement will be privy to the identities of the trained teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:24am
St. Paul's school district continues to learn in large numbers through the summer vacation. In 2013, 8,000 students enrolled in summer school whereas this year's enrollment boomed to 13,000. The district also added a dozen new programs, like "Why Try," a social and emotional curriculum designed to help students increase their self-esteem.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:12am
State District Judge John Dietz will continue to preside over the long-running case that is challenging the way Texas finances its public schools, a visiting judge ruled. The state's attorney general pushed to remove Dietz from the case, arguing that recently revealed emails show the judge was biased in favor of plaintiffs lawyers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:00am
Forty-four Mississippi schools districts — the largest number in the Southeast — remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight. Legal battles over school desegregation have persisted since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:55pm
High school graduation rates are up slightly statewide, and so are the numbers of seniors earning high enough marks on state English and math exams to be deemed ready for college, the state Education Department reported.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:52pm
Six months after the Obama administration issued new recommendations on classroom discipline – seeking to end what it sees as racial disparities – the federal government is investigating the Hillsborough County school district for its practices in dealing with violations of school rules.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:06pm
Beth Niedermeyer, assistant superintendent at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, will head up Noblesville School District as superintendent. She is replacing Libbie Conner, who retires September 1, 2014.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:57pm
Gregory Myers has been named as Millbury's next superintendent. The Quaboag Regional Middle-High School principal replaces Superintendent Susan T. Hitchcock, who will retire in mid-August.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:49pm
In California, 58 percent of foster youths graduated from high school their senior year in 2009-2010. A program in Los Angeles County has been aiming to reverse that trend. Under the initiative, a group of social workers tracks the academic progress of foster children and makes sure they stay on the path to graduation.