Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:37pm
The Elk River School District is considering cutting back on physical education in schools so that their 13,000 students can take a wider variety of classes. The school board will soon vote on a plan that would implement new technology and foreign language classes for some grade levels while at the same time lessening some of the hours students spend in physical education and music classes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:36pm
The last several years in education have been filled with turmoil: cheating scandals, debates and protests over curriculum and testing, and big changes in the way students are taught. The new year brings more changes, but also an opportunity to find solutions to old problems and reach common ground on the divisions of the past. Here's a look at some of the big questions in education for 2014.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:34pm
More than 100 people crowded into a standing-room-only meeting at the Tempe Union High School District office in Arizona to hear a sex-education expert employed by Planned Parenthood discuss curricula being reviewed by a district committee.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:08pm
Although none of the curricula under consideration was developed by Planned Parenthood, the expert’s connection to the reproductive-health organization riled many parents and community members who filled the room.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:05pm
Several years ago, the Hemet Unified School District re-drew some of its boundaries because of budget cuts, which meant about 100 kids who would have gone to Winchester Elementary, instead went to Harmony Elementary.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:59pm
11 days after the heating unit died, Columbia experienced record low temperatures. The temperatures inside the building have been reported as low as 55 degrees.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:47pm
When North Bennington residents voted to shutter their public school, it wasn’t because of rising teacher pay or declining test scores.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:45pm
The vexing question of whether to cancel school is made more complex as a tough winter wears on and districts begin to use up the number of days they have set aside for bad weather.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 2:38pm
The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:57pm
Fire Department investigators have cited Beacon High School in Manhattan for eight violations, finding that dangerous chemicals were being stored unsafely and that safety equipment and practices were lacking in at least three rooms. One was the makeshift lab where two students were engulfed in flames last week when a chemistry demonstration went horribly awry.