Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:49pm
During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:45pm
When groups representing educators discuss the achievement gap, they often say, “We know what works.’’ Far too often, though, that knowledge fails to produce results.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:42pm
Broward and Palm Beach County schools could face a tough choice next year: pay millions of dollars or allow fewer students to take dual enrollment classes in local colleges.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:34pm
The closure of the Buena Vista School District should be viewed as a canary in the coal mine. Early coal mines had poor ventilation systems and since canaries are sensitive to gases, they would detect danger long before it became fatal to miners.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:19pm
A swelling crowd of thousands of Philadelphia public school students left their classes at noon and marched outside the district headquarters on North Broad Street to protest proposed education cuts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:06pm
Education groups testified in favor of a bill Friday that would make Maine one of a handful of states offering universal pre-kindergarten, a program that President Obama has advocated nationwide.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:13pm
For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing the schools next year. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:08pm
Private education as we have known it is on its way out, at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. At the very least, it's headed for dramatic shrinkage, save for a handful of places and circumstances, to be replaced by a very different set of institutional, governance, financing, and education-delivery mechanisms.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 2:58pm
A playground program at many Portland-area elementary schools significantly curbs bullying, improves school climate and increases vigorous student activity, a new study shows.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:22pm
During a Board of Education meeting this morning, Asheville (N.C.) City Schools Superintendent Allen Johnson announced his retirement following the end of this school year. The Board has agreed to a buyout of his remaining contract.