Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:48am
Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:43am
Several suburban schools, including Taft School District 90 in Lockport, Laraway School and Oak Velley School in Joliet, West Aurora School District 129, and Waukegan Public School District 60 were ending classes early on Tuesday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:38am
Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:34am
The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.
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.