Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 4:12pm
Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 4:05pm
The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 3:55pm
Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program many researchers say has been ineffective.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 1:03am
The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 3:22pm
Maine is requesting a $32.2 million federal grant to improve the quality of and access to early childhood learning and development programs.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 2:52pm
The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 2:44pm
Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should be changed, and how it can best serve students and teachers while improving the American education system.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 5:22pm
A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 2:07pm
The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students learning English, as well as black youngsters, settling a federal civil rights investigation that examined whether the district was denying the students a quality education.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 10:34pm
A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal education to English-learners and black students, resulting in wide academic disparities, the U.S. Department of Education announced.