Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:24pm
Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:20pm
Her unwavering and outspoken commitment to teacher protections, to funding public schools more generously and to challenging charter schools more vehemently will echo in people’s minds if not their ears.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:14pm
But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:54am
The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 1:16am
Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:53am
For Mayor John DeStefano, preparing New Haven children for the future has been a top priority. To do that, however, DeStefano sought to change both where and how students went to school. “At the end of the day, our goal is to have kids emerge from the New Haven Public School district prepared and ready for college and lifelong learning and success,” he said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:48am
Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order Wednesday she hopes will address concerns of federal intrusion into schools, as well as create more rigorous and localized academic standards.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:46am
Lakewood Middle School, in Woodland, Mich., received eight grants in November from the Lakewood Educational Foundation to support a variety of classroom and schoolwide activities. The Lakewood Educational Foundation is an organization that helps to support educational endeavors within Lakewood Public Schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:03am
Recently I attended two days of meetings in Kalamazoo, Michigan that gave me a new sense of optimism for the future of our public schools and our neediest students. It was another reminder to me that school reform is a wonderfully hopeful and iterative process, despite the political and rhetorical flare-ups it may inspire at times.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:58am
Retired San Diego State education professor Alberto Ochoa spent decades in academia but never forgot his own brush with public education as a Mexican immigrant student in Los Angeles. Now, he’s one of the advisers to San Diego’s new schools superintendent and continuing to speak out about the need for change.