Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:17pm
Angela Vickers has one of the toughest jobs in the Hillsborough County school district. She's principal of a middle school, arguably the hardest age to teach. And by state standards, hers is the lowest-performing among more than 200 schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:13pm
In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:04pm
Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:38pm
Officials here in the third-largest district in the country voted, after an emotional meeting, to close 49 public schools that they said were not being fully used.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:11pm
Iowa’s top education official and a leading advocate for school reform is leaving the state. Jason Glass, director of the state’s Department of Education, has been appointed superintendent of Colorado’s Eagle County school district.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:06pm
McKie will earn a base salary of $190,000. He starts on Tuesday and said he plans to visit every school in the district before the school year ends on June 5.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:02pm
A strong system of quality, early childhood education can address various graps in school success, as studies have shown consistently positive effects of preschool.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:57pm
With outgoing Superintendent Thomas Gialanella set to retire June 30, the township Board of Education named a 25-year school district employee as his replacement.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:55pm
Fewer than 60 percent of Florida’s third-graders — 57 percent — are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last year’s 56 percent.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:47pm
Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.