Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:32am
Superior Court Judge John W. Pickard cited Connecticut case law that counsels caution before a court chooses to exercise its power to vacate the results of an election out of fear of disenfranchising those who voted and because each election is a snapshot in time that cannot be duplicated.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:29am
The plan calls for construction of an academic wing that includes 11 classrooms, a green lab and an administration office; and a physical education wing totaling approximately 58,870 square feet at the middle school and high school, which are attached on Mill Ridge Road.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 3:11pm
While revolution might start at the Board of Education, City Hall, Silicon Valley or Silicon Alley, the real transformation in education -- the kind that counts -- will always happen inside the classroom. If meaningful, deliberative changes in learning and teaching don't take root there, they can't grow.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 3:01pm
Coding in K-12 schools has gained momentum over the last two years.But as we rush to bring coding to our schools, questions emerge: Do we need ‘coding’ teachers? Who will teach computer programming to our students?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:35pm
Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools — and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:33pm
Some 200 advocates marched to the Newark Public Schools offices and to City Hall in a rally organized by Newark Student Union, New Jersey Communities United, and local unions to spotlight the failing policies of Superintendent Cami Anderson and state officials who have control over the district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:27pm
Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:23pm
Many towns in Connecticut and beyond began taking a closer look at their own security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Dec. 14. This increased vigilance is on full view just 25 miles from Newtown in Fairfield, where the local police have found new ways to help schools and the community at large thwart potential violence.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:20pm
More than a hundred students, teachers, parents, community members and labor activists rallied Monday at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, demanding an equitable education funding formula.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:14pm
Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.