Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:49pm
Held in a brisk October wind, the third annual Graduation Matters Freshmen Rally drew a lineup of speakers ranging from Denise Juneau, the superintendent of the state Office of Public Instruction, to students, a professor and leaders of Missoula County Public Schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:46pm
Luna’s proposed 6 percent budget increase — the largest since 2008 — is “a reasonable request,” said state Sen. Dean Cameron, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget committee. “I think Tom has done a pretty good job of listening to the task force’s recommendations.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:45pm
Workers at the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) have started confiscating iPads that bypassed the devices' security measures, according to the Los Angeles Times. The tampered iPads could access unauthorized websites and apps, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Pandora.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:43pm
Advocates for early childhood education, flanked by some of the region’s top law enforcement officials, called for support of early childhood education programs to improve results in school and reduce the number of people in jail.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:40pm
The school was badly damaged during Hurricane Katrina and has since been rebuilt, but without the arts building. The construction cost the school district $16.4 million; the extra wing would have raised the price to about $18 million.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:20pm
There is no reason for computer science or system engineering courses to be ranked as "non-essential" in favor of more traditional English, math, and science courses that so often teach knowledge and skills out of context.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:06pm
It’s a place not that different from hundreds of small towns across Missouri and thousands more across America, where public schools are more than just centers of their communities. They represent hope for the future, the key to grasping the next rung on the economic ladder — and the promise of a better life for our kids.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:58pm
It's been in the works for a while, but as the town prepares for the bulk of construction as part of phase II of the Berlin High School renovation project, officials have finally had a chance to slow down a celebrate a bit.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:07am
The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:40pm
A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.