Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:31am
Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago will be greeted by extra police officers but few other changes, with one big exception: Michael Landsberry, the beloved math teacher and athletic coach they say combined the toughness of an ex-Marine with the compassion of a caring educator, won't be there.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:29am
One of the many complaints about Florida's move toward new school standards has centered on how much it will cost. But at a recent public hearing on the standards, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said cost shouldn't be a major factor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:27am
The state's top education leader took the stage in Rochester on Friday to field questions from a crowd of elected leaders representing the school system's main constituents—students, teachers, and parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:22am
Massachusetts finished first among U.S. states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe. Nineteen percent of Massachusetts eighth-graders reached an advanced benchmark in mathematics on the 2011 tests while 24 percent reached an advanced level in science.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 7:55am
Contract comes as a reward to Green after the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools greatly improved its showing on this year’s state report card. It also is a sign of greater stability in leadership — an important factor as the district faces the possibility of a financially crippling wave of student transfers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 7:45am
Goree currently serves as an area superintendent for Mansfield ISD in Texas. He will receive a $200,000 annual salary and a three year contract. He begins work Dec. 1.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:20am
A central Indiana charter school will close at the end of the week after being unable to raise $250,000 by its Friday deadline. Leaders of the International School of Columbus told students and parents Monday night that it faced unexpected costs at the school's planned new building, a decline in state funding because of an enrollment drop, and poor fundraising results.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:12am
A couple of blocks from Paint Branch High School, in Maryland’s Montgomery County, there's a strip mall with a 7-Eleven, a Pizza Hut and a Chinese restaurant. And every day around 11 a.m., the students from Paint Branch start rolling in.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:07am
C.J. Herron can’t go to school because he was born premature, which left him with a compromised immune system. He stays home and gets instruction in person from a home-bound teacher provided by Brenham ISD. But this week, Herron is going to his 3rd-grade class for the first time with a little help from a robot.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:03am
Charter schools have generated noisy debates and relatively modest results. The latest report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes found statistically significant benefits for some students, reversing findings from a similar study in 2009. But the gains are nothing to write home about.