Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:57pm
Every second wasted is a missed opportunity to improve the life of a local child, said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:49pm
They may have answered more questions right than they did last year, but the state has changed scoring standards, and many may have found that their rating dropped from "advanced" to "proficient," or "proficient" to "basic."
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:47pm
To prepare for a projected 18 percent enrollment growth by 2020, the Sequoia Union High School District will explore expanding campuses and changing attendance boundaries.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:43pm
Public School 244, in the Flushing section of Queens, has been serving tofu wraps and vegetarian chili since going all-veggie earlier this year, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said during a lunchtime visit.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:39pm
The Common Core’s honeymoon phase is over, and now a growing backlash is emerging as parents, educators and political figures cite concerns ranging from rigor to privacy issues.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:35pm
While there has been widespread resistance to the idea, which some have called a punitive oversimplification of a school’s quality, the LePage administration has billed the grades as a simple and accessible way to reward high-performing schools and help educators and communities rally around the rest. Maine is the 14th state in the nation, along with New York City, to implement a school grading system.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:07pm
Officials intend to use the money for a variety of facility improvements over the next five years including paving driveways and parking lots, painting and installing air conditioning at Center Elementary School.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:03pm
In less than three hours, the state School Building Authority had approved the building of four new schools, construction of five new additions and renovations to five more school buildings with the distribution of about $48 million in state grant money.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:58pm
Young adults who are failing in inner city schools consequently lack the skills necessary to compete in the workforce and create a drag on the Commonwealth’s economy. This is something the business community should not only pay attention to but also fear.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:38pm
The gap that exists is not one of "achievement" or capability of children of color to learn, the gap has to do with access to equal opportunity and equity within the systems designed to enhance and shape the learning outcomes of all children. This gap also has to do with the structural and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within our public education system and is perpetuated from one generation to the next.