Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:57pm
The ACT has been given free of charge to Illinois' 11th graders for more than a decade. But that could change with a proposal to make the college-entrance exam voluntary, with perhaps only low-income students getting to take it for free.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:56pm
Ten school districts across the country from California to South Carolina have been selected to participate in a public-private initiative to explore effective discipline alternatives to suspension and expulsion.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:53pm
The state has ruled that the Bridgeport school district systematically failed to identify students eligible for special education and must now take corrective action. Most of the examples cited in the complaint were from the 2012-13 school year, when there was an effort to reduce special education costs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:50pm
For the past three weeks, thousands of parents of incoming kindergarten and sixth-grade students have been registering for school under a new system that aims to place students in schools closer to their homes starting this fall. It's the biggest change to the registration process in decades.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:47pm
Perdue founded the Digital Learning Institute, or DigiLEARN--which includes former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer as vice chairman--to expand technology use in the learning process throughout the nation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:23pm
Despite his ouster as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education in late August, William Harner was named interim superintendent of the Quakertown Community School District. He will fill the post from Jan. 24 through June 30.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:22pm
The proposed increase falls far short of the $1.2 billion increase Gov. Rick Scott recommended last year, despite the best budget outlook in recent memory. Still, Scott said his latest recommendation would be enough to push education spending to a record high.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:16pm
Union members have complained that the state has not given educators adequate guidance in implementing the Common Core. They also have raised issue with the state's new system of teacher evaluations
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 6:44pm
Principals, teachers, and other staff members at two Boston schools slated for state takeovers have been put on notice: They will likely be asked to reapply for their jobs in the coming months, a move that could lead to a mass exodus from Dever and Holland elementary schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 6:40pm
A Buddhist family sued Sabine Parish School Board for violating their right to religious freedom. The lawsuit contains a shocking list of religious indoctrination.