Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:58pm
The Arizona Department of Education will disperse about $8.4 million for schools to pay for school-resource officers, security upgrades and emergency planning, after receiving approval Thursday from a legislative oversight committee.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:55pm
Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that will give the state the chance to begin a possible takeover once the law takes effect Aug. 28.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:53pm
Through a patchwork of nurses’ offices and independent clinics operating in schools, students can now get free emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step in more than 50 high school buildings, generally in neighborhoods with high teenage pregnancy rates.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:41am
Across Fairfield County and the state, schools are expanding summer programs to stem the learning loss students experience when they are away from the classroom for the long vacation.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:40am
Public schools sell sometimes-unhealthy snacks and fatty alternatives to balanced, government-regulated lunches for a simple reason: They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an exclusive Poughkeepsie Journal review of financial documents and menus and interviews with food service managers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:38am
The Boston School Department has refused to release overall ratings of teacher performance at individual schools, denying families access to potentially powerful information that could shed new light on the quality of instruction.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:36am
Charter school funding, set by the state, has risen from about $32 million to about $659 million over a decade as the mayor increased their number.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:16am
As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:14am
Two-and-a-half years have passed since Boston Mayor Tom Menino promised, in a State of the City address, to make Madison Park Technical Vocational High School a model for the city and state. We have seen no such transformation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:12am
Jerry Mowery is leaving one Ross County (Ohio) school superintendent post for another. The Huntington administrator confirmed that he’s accepted a verbal offer from the Zane Trace Board of Education to become the district’s next superintendent.