Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 10:01pm
Mayor Vincent C. Gray has lauded the District's efforts on early-childhood education. The District of Columbia was one of 37 applicants – including 35 other states and Puerto Rico – that competed for the White House's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grants.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 9:50pm
The Newton (Mass.) public schools have embraced inclusive classrooms for special education students, but a new report questions whether the district is getting the best results for the tens of millions of dollars it spends annually to educate children with learning disabilities.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 4:07pm
School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state's largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they'll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:19pm
Educating Utah's young people is the focus of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s budget recommendations for the coming year.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 6:39pm
In declaring Colorado's school finance system "significantly underfunded," Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport rejected virtually every argument presented by the state's star witnesses in a five-week trial this year over school funding levels.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 3:47pm
Eight vacant schools where investigators found evidence of drug use and vandalism pose a threat to public safety, and at least one should be demolished immediately because of severe structural issues, city Controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 3:02pm
Chicago Public Schools have signed a charter school compact agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in an effort to increase funding for charters and improve collaboration between charter and neighborhood schools.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:43pm
Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis, qualifying their families for the decades-old safety-net program.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:46pm
The failure of the here today, gone tomorrow congressional supercommittee could lead to drastic cuts to education programs nationwide, according to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:39pm
Four Jersey City-based charter schools filed petition Tuesday requesting that Acting Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf issue a ruling declaring, among other things, that the city's charter schools are not being properly funded as required by the New Jersey Constitution and state statutes.