Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:49pm
Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools — and they're disproportionately black, a trend that continues up through the later grades.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:44am
The use of best practices within classrooms provides the path toward high-quality instruction and, just as important, ensures the joy in learning that all students deserve. Whether or not Virginia’s Opportunity Education Institution board retains the privilege of leading this effort remains to be seen.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:37am
Instead of tackling symptoms like low achievement, we need to focus on enriching school life for optimal development. A school culture that is safe for teachers is one that cultivates successful and healthy children.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:13am
State leaders have approved requests from school districts to "forgive" some required class time. The Delaware Board of Education waived the need to make up six days when states of emergency were declared or state offices were closed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:59pm
A change in the standardized test that Chicago Public Schools is requiring for entry to selective enrollment high schools puts Catholic School students at a distinct disadvantage, according to a letter the superintendent of the city’s Catholic Schools sent to the district and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:05pm
Kent Houston, Conneaut Area City Schools superintendent, will resign his position due to retirement at the end of 2014. Houston was hired as superintendent in July 2008.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:57pm
John Boyd will begin in July as the superintendent overseeing 2,700 Quincy School District students. He will succeed Superintendent Burton Dickerson, who is retiring. Boyd is currently the executive director of instructional leadership at Burien's Highline School District.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:23pm
The House Finance Committee moved a bill that would eliminate the high school competency examination. The move would save the state $2.7 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:21pm
The Arkansas Board of Education's vote allows waivers for 75 school districts to make up some of their missed days but skip others. The districts canceled between 12 and 23 days over the winter.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:16pm
The bipartisan leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, called on the FCC to take swift action to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed broadband to every school and library and Wi-Fi to every classroom.