Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:14pm
About 70 percent of the city’s schools were considered segregated in 1972, when parents filed the lawsuit that prompted a federal judge to order the district to desegregate. An analysis found that in 2012, 70 percent of schools in the city were segregated.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:08pm
One hundred ninth-graders will effectively start college this fall when they enter a six-year academy where they will earn an associate's degree upon graduation and a chance to be "first in line" for a job at IBM.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:01pm
Twenty-seven states mandate that schools provide programs or services to gifted children. Michigan is not among that group. Nor is Michigan among the 32 states that have a mandate to identify children who are gifted.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:24am
The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education inked a 3-year contract with Dr. Maura J. Zinni to serve as the new superintendent effective as of July 1.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:03pm
Top education officials are dispelling rumors that they’re interested in becoming West Virginia’s next superintendent of schools. Superintendent Jim Phares announced his plans to retire this summer—an expected move, since he committed to serve in the position only temporarily after the firing of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple in late 2012.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:54pm
Kelly Pew of the Pickens County School District will become the new superintendent of Rock Hill schools. She replaces Lynn Moody, who resigned last year to become superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:59pm
Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture should have consulted some everyday, health-conscious moms and dads before they drew up their new rules for school lunches. Most parents know that the best way to tuck a serving of vegetables into kids is to hide it. The federal rules make this nearly impossible.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:45pm
State law allows children with diagnosed allergies to keep their prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors at school in case of a reaction. A bill has been introduced in California that would require schools to keep an epinephrine stock and train some school personnel to use them in the case of an anaphylactic reaction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:31pm
Over the next few years, charters are expected to serve an increasing proportion of New York City students—perhaps as much as 10 percent. Is there a point at which fostering charter schools undermines traditional public schools and the children they serve?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 5:11pm
The Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education are launching a new online program, “From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil,” designed to teach middle school students about soil science and nutrients in agriculture. The program includes lesson plans, interactive tools bilingual family activities and more.