Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:29pm
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has made closing large, low-performing high schools like Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx a linchpin of his reform strategy. In the big schools’ place, he opened smaller, often theme-based schools designed to give students a more supportive educational experience.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:13pm
Mark Kleinhans says he knows he’s in for a challenge in moving to the Bedford Public Schools as superintendent, but he’s confident he'll be equal to it.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:11pm
Croley believes success in high school isn't only about instruction in the classroom.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:05pm
If you're reading this, you probably spent years of your childhood in the classroom. And the memory that suffuses my school days is boredom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:58am
At what Chairman Dave Allegretto called the group's "favorite" event of the year, the Ocean City (Md.) Education Foundation gave away $17,822 in educational grants on Friday. Awards covered all three Ocean City schools — ranging from a new dance floor for the dance fitness program in the high school's successful School Choice program to a new scoreboard for use in Intermediate School and community athletic events and classes to laptop computers for use by first-graders at the Primary School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:53am
Framingham, Massachusetts' B.L.O.C.K.S. preschool program is in many ways the "front line" of education, says director Rosario Alvarez-O'Neil. "We're able to figure out what we need to do with each child," she said, giving those students a critical head start once they reach grade school. But up until now, the state's early childhood education infrastructure has been underfunded compared to the K12 system, preschool advocates say.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:48am
About 35 sixth-graders at DSST Stapleton learned some hard lessons about cheating last month. The students were caught worming their way into an online instant assessment program in science and English (called “mastery checks”) and changing answers so their teachers would believe they had mastered subjects.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:42am
The Natchez-Adams (Miss.) School District will operate a magnet school beginning in the fall with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The Natchez Democrat reports that the school board voted this past week to locate the magnet school at the former Robert Lewis Middle School. The program will have 125 sixth-grade students.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:38am
Detroit's students, and students in struggling schools statewide, deserve representatives that fight for them. We've all heard the facts that came to light once Michigan's worst schools had to open their doors -- single-digit proficiency rates in reading and math, and 38,000 pounds of trash crammed around desks and in the halls. These are the conditions far too many of Michigan's children face every day, and now there is an organized effort to lock them in for years to come.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:37am
School administrators at the Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Black Horse Pike Regional, Moorestown, Mount Laurel and Kingsway Regional districts cite rising salary costs, new curriculum standards and spikes in special education enrollment for a budget trend pushing tax levy caps to the maximum.