Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 4:45pm
New York City schools will be open Monday morning after a week off due to superstorm Sandy. School officials have been busy reworking bus routes and finding empty seats for students who live in areas where the schools cannot re-open right away.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 5:01pm
Even though most of them cannot yet legally vote, many of Westport’s students are getting an important lesson in politics this presidential election year. Students at Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School will be participating in mock elections held at their schools right before Election Day. To prepare for those mock elections, they are learning both about the essential mechanical steps required to register to vote as well as the all-important decision-making process for selecting the candidate of their choice.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 1:33pm
A slight majority of more than 7,000 residents in the Indianapolis Public Schools district are dissatisfied with the school system, according to surveys conducted in late summer by a coalition of community groups, including IPS itself.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:25pm
Some seniors at Greenville High School are banding together to make a difference so students don’t feel hungry due to new food regulations. New requirements headed by first lady Michelle Obama and members of Congress went into effect across the nation this school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:21pm
The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:15pm
With five straight years of budget cuts and deferred payments from the state, California school districts have increasingly had to turn to borrowing. Now, if neither state proposition that would shore up education funding passes Nov. 6, the cost of borrowing for many districts is likely to go up.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:02pm
A traditionally sleepy race for Indiana's top elected school position has turned into a referendum on education policies that are endorsed by conservatives across the country.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:48pm
A First Amendment squabble is brewing in California over high school newspaper and yearbook advertising content. The school board gave the superintendent the right to prohibit political campaigning and religious symbols in ads.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:42pm
A survey of 11 public school districts, which serve a quarter of Texas children, found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security, according to a monitoring group.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:37pm
As the day draws to a close at Public School 321, the school that launched a thousand strollers toward Park Slope, Brooklyn, the grown-ups begin to assemble outside. Bus drivers pull their long yellow ferries up out front. Parents and caretakers hover near doorways and perch on benches.