Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 4:05pm
State officials are weighing how much to penalize Detroit Public Schools for persistent truancy, a problem that could cost the financially troubled district up to $25.9 million, according to documents obtained by The Detroit News.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 3:56pm
Imagine a new school discipline system that allows educators to track the location and nature of student behavior problems over a period of time and use that data to more effectively police school grounds.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 3:49pm
Students at elementary schools in Amarillo, Texas, don’t get drawing lessons as a five-year-old finance plan from Republicans led by Governor Rick Perry hasn’t delivered funding needed to avoid cuts and improve education.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:13pm
Over the past decade, students in Finland have soared on international measures of achievement. They've continued to post some of the best scores in the developed world in reading, math and science, according to a respected international exam.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:43am
In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.