Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:40pm
The school was badly damaged during Hurricane Katrina and has since been rebuilt, but without the arts building. The construction cost the school district $16.4 million; the extra wing would have raised the price to about $18 million.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:20pm
There is no reason for computer science or system engineering courses to be ranked as "non-essential" in favor of more traditional English, math, and science courses that so often teach knowledge and skills out of context.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:06pm
It’s a place not that different from hundreds of small towns across Missouri and thousands more across America, where public schools are more than just centers of their communities. They represent hope for the future, the key to grasping the next rung on the economic ladder — and the promise of a better life for our kids.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:58pm
It's been in the works for a while, but as the town prepares for the bulk of construction as part of phase II of the Berlin High School renovation project, officials have finally had a chance to slow down a celebrate a bit.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:07am
The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:40pm
A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:31pm
A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:28pm
On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:22pm
Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:19pm
They compete for students, space and funds. But there’s hope that Florida’s charter schools and traditional public schools can move past the friction that defines their coexistence and collaborate to better benefit students.