Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:42am
If visitors pass muster, secretaries will open a second buzzer door to the main building. The district expects Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap elementary schools, the last two schools retrofitted, to be ready by the first day of school on Tuesday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:40am
Despite the focus of some civil rights leaders on voter ID laws, that's not where the real problem lies. With a black president and an estimated 10,000 elected black officials, this country isn't going to revert to Jim Crow laws.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:25am
The district is leveraging technology as a teaching tool and ordering new computers and iPads for teachers and students. Books and supplies seem to have been ordered and delivered, ready for students to use them on Day One.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:18am
The projects vary widely in terms of overall cost, and all of the bids except for Charleston Progressive Academy came in at or under initial budget estimates. Still, one pattern that has emerged is that schools cost more to build than they once did.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 4:07pm
In a struggling neighborhood filled with kids from struggling families, two of the city’s worst-performing schools are on diverging paths. Orchard Gardens, the turnaround success, gets all the press. The Higginson/Lewis gets whatever’s left over.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 4:04pm
With a “yes” vote for regionalization, the voters of South Hunterdon will create a more sustainable school district and more options for the way we provide and fund education in New Jersey.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:59pm
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:36pm
Two new similar Texas laws go into effect next week that stop campus police from writing tickets to any student under the age of 17. The intent is for Texas schools to handle the students first using their own code of conduct instead of issuing them a ticket for a Class C misdemeanor for things like fighting, drugs, or disrupting class.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:16pm
To close the gender gap in city science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:15pm
With 48 schools closed (and two more set to close), some 12,000 students had to find their way to new schools, sometimes through dangerous neighborhoods. Budget cuts and controversy over teacher evaluations loom, but the top concern is safety of students in transit.