Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 8:29pm
A unique North Carolina law requires county elections officials to hold voter registration drives on high school campuses each year – even before students are of legal age to vote.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:35pm
Two Milwaukee, Wis. schools, Atonement Lutheran School and Carmen High School of Science and Technology, which are making gains with a largely low-income or minority student population, have been recognized for offering a high-quality education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:26pm
Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:22pm
Organizers of The Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, Fla., employ a very basic strategy to provide food for low-income elementary students. "We have a nine-word business plan: 'See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.' And we keep the operation that simple," co-founder Bob Barnes said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 4:41pm
The Association for Computing Machinery projects an increase of about 150,000 computer jobs every year for the next 15 years or more. To help bridge the gap between the need for qualified workers in software, programming, systems analysis, and other areas, and the number of available people, Microsoft is chipping in with money and volunteers, by asking company employees to commit to teaching computer science in a high school for at least one year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:13pm
Changes to the way Volusia County (Fla.) students' grades are calculated that were rolled out in August have been put on hold because of parent and teacher complaints.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:57pm
A Georgia state agency says Gwinnett County Public Schools may be breaking the law by contributing $150,000 annually to a local economic development program.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 12:18pm
Forty volunteers, including the leader of an Orangeburg, S.C. school district, knocked on doors as they tried to get students who haven't gone to class this school year to return to their studies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:56am
A school bus driver for the San Antonio Independent School District is dead and two students hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus crashed into another bus and then a fence in front of Wagner High School this morning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 3:11pm
A Cranston (R.I.) District Committee has unanimously approved a resolution asking lawmakers to modify a state law to allow father-daughter and mother-son events at schools.