Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:04pm
More than 9,000 students are attending select, high-poverty schools in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York that have developed expanded school schedules as part of the TIME Collaborative, or Time for Innovation Matters in Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:01pm
Police say they've taken six people in for questioning about a shooting that wounded three students outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, according to AP. Diane Richard, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police, reportedly said those being questioned are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 2:58pm
It’s not just what happens inside the classroom that determines a child’s status as an adult. Accomplishments outside the classroom can be just as influential. While, a basic public education is, in principle, free to all, activities outside of school are not free, so they largely benefit already advantaged kids.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 2:53pm
In the 11 months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., another school attack or safety scare seems to unfold almost weekly. It'd be easy to conclude that school has never been a more dangerous place, but for the U.S.'s 55 million K12 students and 3.7 million teachers, statistics tell another story: Despite two decades of high-profile shootings, school increasingly has become a safer place.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:42pm
Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:40pm
Students who are failing in traditional schools turn to alternative schools to help them catch up on credits to graduate. If that’s not possible, the schools help students earn a general education diploma (GED), or an adult education diploma, or move on to a trade school or even to college.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:39pm
Using data from colleges nationwide, the report found that 57 percent of the Arizona students who graduated from high school in 2005-06 went on to college, but only 19 percent graduated from a four-year institution within six years.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:38pm
Parents, teachers and administrators packed the auditorium at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket Tuesday to vent, saying the state's effort to raise standards has been dropped on their children too abruptly.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:37pm
The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual report cards Oct. 31, which show various types of information about Illinois public schools, ranging from test scores to spending per-student to demographics.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:35pm
The push is spearheaded by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national organization seeking legislative support to add $75 billion over 10 years in federal funding for preschool education.