Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:10pm
President Obama got back on the bus Thursday with both a short- and long-term agenda. Over Thursday and Friday, the president planned to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolled through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential budget battles in September, including the prospect of a government shutdown.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:28pm
Americans have a decidedly mixed view of the education reforms now sweeping the nation, supporting moves to open up public schools to more competition — and yet wary of ceding too much control to market forces.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:26pm
As a city with a long and proud tradition of civic activism, political engagement and progressive education, Seattle should easily be the civics-education capital of America.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:25pm
In the 45th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward Public Schools released Wednesday, less than one-quarter of those polled believe that increased testing has helped the performance of public schools, and a majority oppose the inclusion of students' test scores in teacher evaluations.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:12pm
Funds from the 2010 rollover bond were committed to creating single-point entryways at every school in the district in an effort to make them more secure. However, the decision wasn’t made until April, putting workers in a time crunch, said Keith Shaffer, projects manager for the district.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:00pm
These are buildings constructed way before today’s energy-efficiency standards, when a library was mainly a place to store books, newspapers and magazines, and cloud computing, Wi-Fi networks and e-books hadn’t even been invented.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 4:01pm
Federal laws and regulations could save Pennsylvania school districts from having to turn over as much as $150 million that charter schools say they are owed.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:57pm
The Alabama Department of Education has begun taking small but meaningful steps toward encroaching on the right of church-based schools to operate free of government oversight, and it should stop dead in its tracks.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:33pm
From deep breathing exercises to flexible schedules and even recess at the high school level, schools are instituting programs to help students better handle their stressful lives.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:28pm
For the first time this year, the report cards Ohio uses to rate public schools will give schools letter grades based on how much a school closes the achievement gap between different groups of students.