Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:38pm
A school superintendent in North Dakota who resigned after being caught carrying a handgun to school said Wednesday that he worried about the safety of himself and others at the school because of a confrontation with a student.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:52am
Three Gladstone schools showed little improvement in their 2013 state report cards, released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The state uses a Level 1-5 rating system to identify the best and worst schools in the state, with 5 being the highest. Three schools earned Level 3 ratings this year, mirroring last year's report card. That rating reflects below-average performance compared with schools statewide.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:42am
Until this week, Malibu high school, home to 60 teachers and 1,120 students, was a blessed patch of California: sunshine, ocean vistas and privilege, close to the aptly named Paradise Cove. Now, it seems as if poison and panic have seeped into paradise.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:28am
New York State Education Commissioner John King heard positive reviews for the Common Core learning standards during a Thursday morning visit to the JFK Magnet School, but also got a lesson on the challenges facing a relatively poor suburban district with lots of students who speak Spanish at home.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:19am
If the Pennsylvania Legislature had not scrapped a statewide education-funding formula in 2011 it had approved three years earlier, the Philadelphia School District would have received $360 million more in state aid this year and would not be in a fiscal crisis now, an expert said Wednesday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:04am
Three years ago, Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, became a “flipped school”—one where students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework” in class. Now flipped classrooms are popping up all over.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:00am
A two-month investigation found privately owned and run schools for disabled students operate in a twilight zone of the state education system, under a unique set of rules that allows them to spend taxpayer money in ways few would tolerate of public schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:59pm
A group of parents, as well as board members Peter Sherr and Peter von Braun, have said they believe the two schools fit under the state’s definition of unique schools due to the fact that they run magnet programs. If that is found to be the case, the schools would be declared exempt from Connecticut’s racial balance laws.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:56pm
Starting next week, some middle school students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools district who were prohibited from using district school buses will be able to ride the buses again.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:55pm
York City School District Supt. Eric Holmes said that scores from the district's schools recently released by the state have to get better, but there were some areas that showed improvement.