Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:55am
The grant provides professional development and technical assistance to school districts and would put into place activities to help schools improve student health, prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and gather county-specific data related to health education.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:52am
The $2 billion federal E-Rate program gives schools discounts of up to 90 percent on their telephone and internet service, based on free and reduced-price lunch rates. Many districts also use lunch to calculate federal funding for individual schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:50am
The results come after the state released new student assessment scores as part of the Common Core program last summer that showed just 31 percent of New York students in elementary and middle schools were proficient in math and reading.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:28am
Children might benefit from true immersion in the language they're seeking to learn, but that's not what most L.A. Unified students, especially the Spanish speakers, receive on a daily basis.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:12am
The Education Department claimed the forum was “co-opted by special interests.” Mr. King is quoted by the Albany Times Union as justifying the suspension because the “disruptions caused by the special interests have deprived parents of the opportunity to listen, ask questions and offer comments. ... Essentially, dialogue has been denied.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:08am
In January, the National Rifle Association, hoping to deflect criticism as well as efforts to tighten gun control laws, promoted a "more guns" national strategy for school safety. The so-called "School Shield Program" would furnish every school in America, regardless of size or grade level, with trained sharpshooters.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:58am
P.S. 207 is one of seven school buildings with a fire guard instead of a working alarm, and one of 30 schools with temporary boilers hooked up outside. These were supposed to be quick Band-Aids, to get kids and teachers back in the classrooms as soon as possible.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:55am
Up to $40 million per year in future taxes could go to public school construction under the proposal, which is before Colorado voters in the Nov. 5 mail ballot election.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:55am
The firehouse is still there, just as it was on the day of the shooting, except for the 26 bronze stars adorning its roof: one for each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The school is still there too, a short walk up the road, but not for long. This week, gates guarding one of the nation's most notorious crime scenes quietly swung open to heavy machinery and construction trucks as work began to demolish the campus where 20 first-graders and six school employees died Dec. 14.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:30pm
If sequestration continues, the pain for school districts dependent on impact aid will worsen.