Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:31pm
In one poor school district in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, students take classes in a bus garage, using plastic sheeting to keep the diesel fumes at bay. In another, there is no more money to tutor young immigrants struggling to read. And just south of Denver, a district where one in four kindergartners is homeless has cut 10 staff positions and is bracing for another cull.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:30pm
With Illinois public schools on the cusp of becoming a "majority minority," suburban districts that were once overwhelmingly white are adjusting to their rising Latino enrollment with changes in curriculum and culture.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:09am
Critics question the effectiveness of the city's charter schools and complain of diversion of taxpayers' money. Most visible among them is mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:05am
A national team of education experts gave its stamp of approval for re-accreditation of the Greenville County school district and all of its schools last week, praising the district for its use of a set of principles that guides everything that goes on in schools, and recommending that it reach out more to families and students who feel left out.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:28pm
Briggsdale School, which educates students from preschool to 12th grade, is about a 20-minute drive from the nearest police station, administrators say. And that's a problem if a shooter were to target the school.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:25pm
At more than 80 Boston public schools, teachers are moving the classroom outdoors.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:23pm
The Sun-Times analysis of results from tests taken this past spring shows Chicago, with 84.9 percent of its students from low-income households, once again claimed some of the best and many of the worst-scoring schools in the state.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:16pm
Alarmed by chronically low MCAS scores, Massachusetts education officials announced Wednesday they will take over four schools, including two in Boston, in an attempt to rejuvenate academic programs and put students on a path to success.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:11pm
Hundreds of billions of dollars of government money, as well as countless man-hours of time and energy are spent trying to get kids to graduate from high school. But the truth is that a high school degree is, in today’s economy, largely worthless.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:25am
In yet another move to distance itself from the troubling text message scandal that has rocked, and divided, the community, the Coatesville Area School District board announced that Fitts, a veteran New Jersey educator, will take over as interim superintendent of the Pa district.