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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:20pm
According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:10pm
Million-dollar homes and leafy boulevards once were the surest sign that you lived in a rich Texas school district. Now add drilling rigs, dusty roads and overnight trailer parks.