Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:53pm
When Pam Stewart became state education commissioner in September, lawmakers said they would give her time to untangle the complicated issues facing the education department. That unspoken grace period came to an end Wednesday, when members of the Senate Education Committee grilled Stewart on the future of Florida’s public schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:43pm
Staying in school longer leads to a longer, healthier life. That’s the gist of a study done by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:41pm
In a State of the State address that focused largely on job creation, economic development and tax relief, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also issued a sweeping agenda for education, including support for statewide, full-day prekindergarten programs and a plan to funnel $2 billion to upgrade technology in schools.
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.