Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:01am
Charter schools in New Orleans have made measurable academic gains in the years since Hurricane Katrina. But many of the charter schools that have made these improvements rely on rigid discipline policies that can sometimes feel at odds with the city’s culture.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:00am
Single-sex schools do not provide any social or educational benefits over coeducational programs within the public school system, according to a study. The findings dispel assertions from proponents of same-sex schools that boys and girls learn differently and must therefore be separated to reach their full potential.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 8:53am
Portland Public Schools teachers have authorized the first strike in the history of Oregon's largest school system and set a walkout date: Feb. 20. Union president says she hopes parents will honor picket lines and not send their children to school if a strike occurs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 8:27am
A new code of conduct encourages school staffers to develop alternative strategies and options for dealing with disciplinary issues, including conflict resolution techniques, anger coping therapy and intervention programs. The code seems to be paying off, as the latest results show a 36 percent drop in school suspensions.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 7:00am
More than 13,000 students were out of school Thursday—and likely will remain so through Monday—after teachers in southern Oregon's largest district went on strike. The walkout Thursday in the Medford School District occurred after all-night bargaining yielded no results. No new talks are scheduled until Saturday, and the district has canceled classes through Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:42pm
Wisconsin public school officials spoke out last week against provisions in a new Republican bill that would grade schools on an A-F scale.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:38pm
When it comes to teaching history, nothing destroys student interest faster and more completely than a heavy reliance on textbooks.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:34pm
The Oregon Sports Awards have made some dramatic changes since rebranding from The Oregonian Banquet of Champions in 2001 and bringing the show back from a four-year hiatus.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:29pm
The federal School Improvement Grant program targets schools with persistent lower academic achievement and aims to bolster their resources.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:27pm
State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.