Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:40pm
Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 2:39pm
Three lucky people in North Carolina are $1 million richer after winning part of the Powerball jackpot Wednesday night. According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, sales from the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot tickets will boost education in the state. From those sales, an estimated $16.8 million will go to education programs in North Carolina.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:22pm
The first of two D.C. Council hearings on a plan to close 20 public schools schools started Thursday, while opposition to School Chancellor Kaya Henderson's proposal has started emerging from various quarters.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:58pm
Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:45pm
The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:40pm
A Utah parent has sued her school district in federal court challenging the constitutionality of restrictions imposed on student access to a library book about a lesbian couple raising a family.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:37pm
The day began without a first period bell or a working public address system. Some classes turned into discussions on power outages or ways families coped without heat and electricity.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:03pm
For Bob Carson, professor of geology and environmental studies at Whitman College, the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was a chance to teach and learn from witnessing an active volcano in the backyard of his own state. Carson shared that knowledge Wednesday at the Walla Walla Public Library, where the children's section became a virtual classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 3:55pm
Ellen Chambers, widely considered one of the state’s top special education advocates, will be at Upper Town Hall in Holliston, Mass. on Monday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to explain the basics of special education advocacy and provide information parents should know in order to work knowledgeably with school personnel.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 3:24pm
Texas Republicans will go into the 2013 legislative session with much of the same agenda as last year: Tackle government spending, tighten immigration laws and discourage abortion.