Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:01am
One in eight Montana elementary schools has vaccination rates too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, newly released state data shows.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:59am
Minnesota is taking aim at social and institutional forces that put the least experienced and least qualified teachers in the state’s neediest schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:01pm
Nearly 4,500 public high-schools across the United States have large gender inequality in sports and could be in violation of Title IX.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:57pm
State lawmakers have given final approval to a new two-year, $71.2 billion budget that provides annual state funding increases averaging at least 3 percent for 329 school districts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:54pm
A bill to curb construction noise near schools is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning but is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees it as impractical.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:51pm
As the school year draws to a close, an educational crisis continues to grow for the city's middle school students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:30pm
Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04pm
A record number of teachers in the Mehlville School District have turned in their resignations with the number growing to 55 this year - nearly three times of a normal year. In addition to recent budget cuts, the district hasn’t passed a tax levy increase for operations since 1986.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:00pm
What should we do about streets, schools and public buildings named after Confederates? It is important to eliminate hurtful images that glorify or legitimize the Confederacy's disgraceful values. But to what extent should we preserve symbols of the Confederacy for their educational value as reminders of that dark period in our nation's past?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:55pm
Instead of implementing experiments with no documentation of positive impact, let's use proven practices that actually have a history of working in the classroom: smaller class sizes, increased time for instruction in the classroom, and additional support services for children who are growing up in difficult circumstances.