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Jefferson County (Ky.) schools can apply to allow cellphone use in classrooms

Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.

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New healthy lunch rule meets pushback in Utah schools

Students nationwide are gearing up for year two of the school lunch overhaul required by the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

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Illinois governor expands gym class exemption to disabled students

Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.

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Charter schools sue Arizona to keep funding

About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site funds that state officials say it overpaid the schools.

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Despite promise of extra cash, teachers want out of tough Florida schools

For five schools in Pinellas County facing restructuring for chronic low performance, hiring and keeping good teachers is a never-ending battle.

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Why is climate change education important to our health?

Any climate change education in formal or informal environments needs to be to the point, and not overbearing, as many students are already exposed to climate change on a regular basis.

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School choice: Part of the solution to our broken education system

We have a system in which politicians and bureaucrats have too much control, parents have too little, and students' needs get lost in the shuffle.

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Brian Osborne turns down Ann Arbor schools' superintendent job

In declining the job, Osborne cited "a developing family issue," concerns about moving his family from the East Coast and a desire to finish what he had started at his district in New Jersey, school board president says.

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Bridgeport schools chief Paul Vallas allowed to stay in job during appeal

Bridgeport's embattled school superintendent, Paul Vallas, will get to stay on the job this fall as the Connecticut Supreme Court considers his case.

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New superintendent for Upper Darby (Pa.) schools

Richard S. Dunlap Jr., a longtime high school principal and brawny Marine veteran, has been named superintendent of the Upper Darby School District.

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