Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:14am
Petworth's Roosevelt High in Washington, D.C. could see a major transformation soon under a new proposal to turn it into a international relations-focused school. The school will include CTE programs in international business, finance and international culinary arts as well as early college prep courses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:00am
The Indiana Department of Education is expanding a program which will help the children of migrant workers. The main goal is for the children to stay with their parents while they travel for work and not fall behind in school. The credits will transfer when they return.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:57am
The state last year flagged 17 schools whose statewide assessment scores were inconsistent with data prediction models and raised questions about potential cheating. The schools had performed better than expected based on individual, classwide or school test results.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:40am
While many of these parents’ concerns may be valid about school athletics and communciations, it is disappointing that the Buffalo community hasn’t shown similar levels of outrage for matters that actually affect young people’s learning and future academic careers. We are placing sports above academics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:26am
By providing the funding that Pennsylvania schools need for instruction and to maintain buildings that are conducive for learning, state leaders can turn election-year optimism into meaningful actions that would benefit all communities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:23am
A bill to require sex education for public school students that would include information about contraceptives was voted down. Current law allows schools to teach sex education to students in seventh through 12th grades. The proposed bill would have mandated sex education and started it in fourth grade.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:16am
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved an additional $131 million in unallocated funding for school construction funding. That brings the total amount of school construction funding in the state for the next fiscal year to $325.3 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:07am
It took three attempts, but voters in Wayne County have approved an $18 million school construction bond — a key component in a larger $42 million package. That package includes the construction of two new elementary schools and additions and renovations to the local high school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:03am
Whenever an anniversary of a major milestone is celebrated, some might ask what changed since the last one. So it is with the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education case. One of the important lessons of the case and its successor is that people matter.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:00am
Sixty years after racial segregation was outlawed in schools, public education is again segregating along racial lines. And not just in the South, but across the United States.