Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:06am
Administrators in the Los Angeles USD may tap the skills of students who hacked school-purchased iPads to strengthen security on the mobile devices.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:34pm
When Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal visits schools and classrooms, she can't help but notice the empty seats. More than one in four students missed at least 10 days with unexcused absences in 2011-2012, one of the highest rates in the state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:28pm
Thousands of parents, students, and educators took to the streets of New York City Tuesday morning demanding better schools and a better deal for charter schools. Their main target of concern: front-running mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who has said he would charge rent to some charter school operators that now get free space in public school buildings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:52pm
Los Angeles school board President Richard Vladovic apologized Wednesday for abrasive behavior over his career, but again denied accusations released this week of sexual harassment, verbal harassment, and retaliation against two unidentified employees.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:49pm
Football is the most popular sport among high school boys, with more than 1 million playing the game. But the sport has taken a hit in recent years over allegations that the game is unsafe. Young athletes across all sports suffer 300,000 concussions each year, according to researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:42pm
Portland Public Schools has 10 campuses that rank in the top 10 percent of Oregon schools and three in the bottom 5 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.
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.