Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:52pm
Community colleges say their incoming students often aren't ready to take the courses that could prepare them for good jobs in technical fields. Meanwhile, many students can't see themselves heading to a four-year college after high school, and high schools know their diplomas are no longer enough to get graduates good jobs. Maybe if students, high schools, community colleges and technology companies worked together, they could get what they need.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:48pm
Imagine this: You are a 15 year-old standing in front of a school vending machine, getting ready to satisfy the snack craving you've had since first period. But lo and behold, instead of cookies and chips, every one of the slots behind the glass contains the same healthy stuff your mom and dad fill the cabinets with at home. That vision could soon be a nationwide reality, thanks to updated nutrition standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:39pm
As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, President Obama traveled to Mooresville, N.C., yesterday. He highlighted Mooresville Middle School's focus on technology and digital learning. Young voters cited the economy and education as top concerns.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:34pm
Fifty-five Michigan districts, the largest number of deficit-ridden schools the state has seen, are spending more money than they’re taking in and are subject to state review.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 2:26pm
Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 9:24am
Shawn Halbrook will take over as South Conway County School District superintendent in Morrilton, Ark., beginning July 1. He replaces Annette Henderson, who is leaving to become an assistant superintendent in the Fort Smith (Ark.) School District.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:55pm
The ceremony came after a tumultuous May in which the district laid off its teachers and closed for two weeks when it couldn’t meet payroll. The district reopened after the state agreed to release $400,000 it had withheld to make up for earlier overpayments.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:53pm
Ten JPS bus drivers picketed on N. West Avenue between Monroe and North streets at around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Another picket is planned for a similar time on Thursday, June 6 on Wildwood Avenue in front of the JPS administration offices, said Lori Grantham, a bus driver and vice president of the Jackson Education Support Personnel union, which represents bus drivers.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:51pm
Alcohol sales would be allowed within 300 feet of public and private schools and public hospitals in mixed-use zoning in those areas. Elsewhere in the city, businesses wanting to sell alcohol within that buffer in mixed-use zoning have to seek a variance from the City Council.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:50pm
If a gunman enters one of Plainfield District 202's 30 schools this fall, the principal could press the electronic pendant on the lanyard around her neck. Or an office worker will be able to tap the wireless panic button beneath his desk.