Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:47pm
The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:45pm
New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:42pm
Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:40pm
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:35pm
It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:32pm
It is in everyone’s interest to ensure our youth are well educated. It is everyone’s responsibility to offer a helping hand and get involved. Youth need support from the time they are in preschool to ensure success in high school and beyond. A critical juncture is 4th grade reading proficiency.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:23pm
Our system of public education is in dire straits, to be sure. However, the teachers aren't the cause of its decline; neither are the parents or the students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:07pm
Dramatic changes in how students are picked for Buffalo’s most sought-after public schools will make more seats available to more students – including students of color – by next fall.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:59pm
Interim Superintendent John McDonough backs from several recommendations to a facilities plan that would relocate some schools and expand others, amid growing opposition from students, teachers, and parents.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:55pm
Did Coloradans want good schools but decide they were not interested in paying for them? Or were they so opposed to any reforms that they were willing to pass up the money?