Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:52am
Sixteen years ago, the first charter schools opened in Kansas City with the promise of ending a student exodus from the city’s public schools. But state data show that mission has failed, leaving hundreds of students to spiral between district and charter schools in a public education system still losing children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:49am
Farm/garden programs are becoming very popular in public schools. They’re sprouting up on 75 percent of campuses in Hawaii.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 3:20pm
A new poll suggests that a majority of adults think annual standardized testing is a good thing. They’re not as fond of the opt-out movement.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:52pm
The Wake County school system will open traditional-calendar schools today with 100 teaching vacancies and uncertainty about how many teacher assistants will be funded by the state this school year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:51pm
Two charter schools will close permanently after the Utah State Charter School Board proposed last week to terminate the schools, which were put on probation early this year for budget, enrollment and academic problems.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:29pm
With cash reserves drained, Lansing-area school districts spent more than $350,000 in interest and fees on loans to make payroll and pay bills this summer.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:27pm
School districts will not be penalized for having large numbers of students refuse to sit for the New York State standardized tests this year, education officials said on Thursday, ending months of uncertainty over how they would respond to a growing antitesting movement.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:26pm
A new Gallup study commissioned by Google spotlights a potentially perilous economic disconnect as tech companies struggle to enlarge their engineering talent pools. While 90 percent of parents see computer science as a good use of school resources, fewer than 8 percent of administrators believe parent demand is high.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:19pm
Just three weeks until school starts and more than 8,000 students in the Boston Public Schools still don't know where they are going to class. Superintendent Tommy Chang said district employees are working by hand to assign students to schools after a glitch with the new software system.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:05pm
Some schools are adding another tool to the fight for fitter kids: Architecture. Beyond healthy eating interventions in kitchen and dining spaces, a Virginia school was also designed to keep kids more active, with features like inviting stairways, walking paths, and furniture that flexes as students sit, so they aren't completely still.