Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:13am
To close the gender gap in New York City science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls. Quinn unveiled her bold plan to boost female participation in STEM at a Monday press conference in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:18pm
A new public charter high school being proposed in Andover, Mass., called STEAM Studio, would abide by the same laws and rules as district schools, be governed by a public board of trustees and be overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:53am
Charter schools, vouchers schools, and online schools aren’t all the same – and they often don’t even have to meet the same educational requirements to operate. After his daughter recently tried to get into college and was denied, saying that her charter school diploma was worthless, David Sheriff, a dad of two, says he understands the ongoing concern about quality control in non-traditional schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:49pm
Four people with varied backgrounds—in computer science, art, math and design—have banded together in Brooklyn to rethink how programming is taught and opened the School for Poetic Computation.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:27am
Public schools’ standardized test scores will drop this year, June Atkinson, state superintendent of public instruction, said Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:51am
Indiana's top education official acknowledged manipulation in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest fallout from an Associated Press report stating that the official's predecessor secretly worked to improve the score of a charter school founded by an influential Republican donor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:16am
School Committee member David Birnbach is one of the driving players behind STEAM Studio, a school for ninth- through 12th-graders. The proposal for a charter high school in Andover (Mass.) caught many in the town off guard this week—as much for who is proposing it as the fact that it’s being proposed at all.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:56pm
Project-based learning school Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy, part of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, will open up to grades seven and eight for the next school year after being open only to grades nine to 11 this past year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 2:57pm
Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:38pm
Hillsborough County's school district will build an elementary and middle school in the southeastern part of the county and is renovating three elementaries this year.