Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:07am
C.J. Herron can’t go to school because he was born premature, which left him with a compromised immune system. He stays home and gets instruction in person from a home-bound teacher provided by Brenham ISD. But this week, Herron is going to his 3rd-grade class for the first time with a little help from a robot.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:03am
Charter schools have generated noisy debates and relatively modest results. The latest report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes found statistically significant benefits for some students, reversing findings from a similar study in 2009. But the gains are nothing to write home about.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:00am
The budgetary impact of complying with Missouri’s school transfer law is beginning to play out in the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts, where superintendents are outlining cuts to reduce staff and programs. In Normandy, 103 of the district’s 650 employees will lose their jobs by the end of December.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:55am
When it comes to foreign language study, Utah is emerging as a national trendsetter. The state’s five-year-old dual-language immersion program will likely give Utah students a leg up in the future job market and foreign affairs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:53am
With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:49am
For all the attention given to concussions in football, hockey has its own issues with serious injuries; a Canadian study released this year reported that the incidence of brain and spinal cord injuries among hockey players has increased over the last 15 years. USA Hockey last month tightened the rules on some penalties, including boarding, hoping to cut down on unsafe play.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:47am
A K12 college awareness program operating in 200 schools and districts is greatly increasing underserved students’ interest in continuing their education, according to a new study.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:43am
More than a third of Columbus City Schools’ 9.01-mill levy and bond request would go toward keeping the Ohio district operating for at least four more years. An additional 11 percent of the levy, on the Nov. 5 ballot as Issue 50, would be earmarked for expanding the district’s high-performing schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:40am
A Cook County, Ill. judge ousted a south suburban school district board president from office due to a felony forgery conviction nearly 30 years ago but Kenneth Williams said he intends to continue running the board. Williams was elected to the Thornton Township High School District 205 board in 2009 and re-elected for another four-year term in April, despite widespread knowledge that he had been convicted of forgery in Indiana in 1985.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:37am
The Boy Scout motto of "be prepared" equally applies to today's school nurses, who not only deal with the typical bruises and tummy aches that have always been part of school life, but must now contend with a student population that is increasingly more medically fragile. As school systems face budget cuts, nurses must also adapt to a "migrant" lifestyle as they are assigned to several schools during a work week.