Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:25pm
Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:20pm
Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:17pm
This year's late August heat exposed a tug-of-war in school districts that are under pressure to start school earlier than ever but are unable to pay to equip aging buildings with air conditioning.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 2:06pm
Chicago Public Schools struggling academically will no longer be labeled as “on probation,” under a new ratings plan the district unveiled last week.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 2:00pm
California's Academic Performance Index results prove that strong charter management organizations like KIPP get results -- and should be granted the necessary facilities and funds to serve more students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:56pm
Nashville charter school supporters called in reinforcements from Washington, D.C., Thursday to help protest the hostility they claim Metro officials show toward charters.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:52pm
Are the Common Core standards really necessary? Or just another case of federal overreach?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:44pm
Teacher preparation programs will have to raise admission standards and ensure graduates are boosting the achievement levels of elementary and high-school students to earn national accreditation, according to a revamp of the process adopted Thursday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:41pm
Taking their first dip after years of steady gains, Academic Performance Index scores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties fell by a point this year, reflecting a statewide decline in scores released Thursday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 1:13pm
Jodi Stewart-Browning, assistant principal of Utah's Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, said about one-fourth of the school's 1,320 students attend class in portables, including the school's entire fifth grade. "That's as many as we can house because of electricity and water and the drain on the building," she said. "Next year a new school will open and take some of our kids, but we'll still be 1,000-plus."