Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 3:11pm
Hundreds of billions of dollars of government money, as well as countless man-hours of time and energy are spent trying to get kids to graduate from high school. But the truth is that a high school degree is, in today’s economy, largely worthless.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:25am
In yet another move to distance itself from the troubling text message scandal that has rocked, and divided, the community, the Coatesville Area School District board announced that Fitts, a veteran New Jersey educator, will take over as interim superintendent of the Pa district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:17am
Superintendent Pamela C. Brown said she has no plans to hire consultant Mary E. Guinn as her new second-in-command for the Buffalo School District, even as speculation continues to swirl that Guinn may still have a future with the district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:15am
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy plans to resign in February. Deasy told CBS2/KCAL9′s Suraya Fadel via email that “nothing is official” and that he hasn’t submitted any paperwork regarding a resignation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:02am
Two of Half Hollow Hills' seven elementary schools, in Melville, N.Y., will close at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment districtwide—a cost-cutting move that drew both anger and sadness from parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:54am
High school seniors from seven area school districts are earning their high school diploma while also learning skills for high-demand fields under a program launched at Waukesha County Technical College. The yearlong pilot of the college's Dual Enrollment Academy offers manufacturing-related skills training in welding and metal fabrication, tool and die, and information technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:39am
For years, a principal’s job was to make sure students were not creating a ruckus in the hallways or smoking in the bathroom. Vigilance ended at the schoolhouse gates. Now, as students complain, taunt, and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology for help.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:21am
About 100 students and community activists gathered outside Trenton Central High School this morning to demand repair or rebuilding of the aging school building. The students echoed chants of “Rebuild TCHS” while they walked around the building holding signs, drawing honks from passing cars as school administrators looked on.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:11am
The planning is underway in Baltimore's $1 billion-plus, decade-long effort to bring public schools into the 21st century—in fact, there's a design expo at Morgan State University this weekend—which means we have entered a seminal period in the city's history.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 9:53am
It’s not about time; it’s about relevance. Each year, nearly one in four American teenagers drops out of high school. Twenty other countries now have higher high-school graduation rates.