Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 4:24pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to spend 4.4 percent more on schools next year received a lukewarm reception Wednesday from educators and advocates who praised some of the planned initiatives but said funding would remain short of what it should be under a landmark court ruling six years ago.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:33am
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises the enactment of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 2:11pm
Amabilia Villeda received a surprising phone call from her daughter's teacher one day — the sixth-grader could barely read. "How did this happen?" Villeda said. "Now she's in eighth grade and reads at third-grade level."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 1:53pm
A Wisconsin high school is under fire after a parent accused a diversity class of promoting a critical race theory, alleging that students are being taught that minorities are disadvantaged by white oppressors, Fox News reports.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 4:21pm
Case study: In the fall of 2010, Hillsborough County (Fla.) Schools introduced online program myON reader to Title I elementary schools and subsequently exponentially increased students' reading scores and their interest in books.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:22pm
Imagine starting a race knowing everyone will get a head start, except for you. Not exactly fair, is it? But for many children, this isn't too far off from reality. That's because there are millions of children living in poverty who are not getting the high-quality early learning opportunities they deserve.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 2:34pm
Using an online program available through e-centers, the Columbus (Miss.) Municipal School District is graduating more high school students. Read about the one-to-one nature of this program and the wealth of metrics it offers the district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 3:45pm
Computer repair business owner Christopher Baran was taken aback when attending a charity event at the Christian K-12 Shorewood school, Christ's Academy, recently.
Its computers were pretty out of date, he could see, and there weren't enough for the number of students.
"They showed me what they were working with," Baran said, "and it was nowhere near what they should have, and not everything worked. A lot of their computers were several generations outdated."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 9:38am
On December 11, 2012, the Education Department announced the 16 winners of the Race to the Top school district grants (RTTD). Sixty-one finalists had been announced recently out of an original 372 districts that turned in applications in November. A total of $400 million was due to go out, and winners ranged from $10 million to $40 million for a period of four years, depending on the population of the given district. The winners included urban and rural districts, small districts and large consortia, and public and charter schools.