Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:54pm
Texas' new education commissioner Michael Williams said Thursday that he is considering a new system for rating school success and he thinks it should take into account how well districts are closing the achievement gap between Anglo and minority students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:29pm
Absence of parental or educational support and becoming a parent are the two top reasons cited by respondents for dropping out of high school, according to the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey of 513 adults aged 19 to 35.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 5:48pm
According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 3:16pm
During his sophomore year, Jose Avalos was urged by a principal to drop out of high school. The next year, his brother was told to do the same after entering the 10th grade. A third Avalos brother shared the same fate in 2009.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:17pm
In school districts around the country children in grades as low as middle school are required to take a drug test before they can play sports or take part in drama or other extracurricular activities. Parental outrage has been swiftly followed by lawsuits, according to theNew York Times. States where middle schools conduct drug testing include Florida, Alabama, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, New Jersey and Texas.