Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 4:14am
The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously to name an area elementary school in first lady Michelle Obama’s honor. The name was selected for Mrs. Obama's support of a healthy, active lifestyle, after which the school models itself.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 3:59am
In a scathing speech on Wednesday, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union charged that racism and “rich white people” are to blame for the immense financial crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:45pm
A computerized emergency system from CopSync lets teachers and administrators alert police and other emergency responders to a crisis without waiting to go through a dispatch center. The instant message can display room numbers on a school map and the teacher assigned to that room.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:38am
Sumner County (Tenn.) business leaders and school officials met at Volunteer State Community College to address the state of technology and ways to handle areas of need at a panel discussion hosted by COMPASS and the Hendersonville Young Professional Council.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:31pm
A graduation ceremony at a Texas preschool that began with a prayer is drawing criticism from a group advocating for the separation of church and state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:15pm
Americans have long looked to our public schools to provide opportunities for individual advancement, promote social mobility, and share democratic values. We believe good schools are essential to democracy and prosperity—and that it is our collective responsibility to educate all children, not just a fortunate few.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:06pm
More than two years after millions of dollars were discovered stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights (Ohio) school district, the pace of action against those accused is quickening in federal and county courts.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:17am
Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:55am
More than 40 percent of New Jersey's students saw traditional holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day or President's Day, cancelled this year. A quarter had a shortened spring break. And 40 percent will remain in classrooms longer this month, with lessons stretching well into June and some graduations pushed back later into the month, all thanks to Superstorm Sandy.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 8:56am
Chicago returned to the center of the national debate over the future of public education this week as the city’s school board voted to shut down 50 schools. The decision, which could be derailed by a lawsuit, would result in the biggest single round of school closings in United States history.