Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:12pm
Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:08pm
After years of ever-growing deficits, Detroit Public Schools broke into the black during the past school year, with a $43 million surplus, the district said.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 10:29pm
High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 3:46pm
An early assessment from educators provides a grim reaction to the $5.4 billion that Texas lawmakers have cut from public education, according to a survey of some 3,500 teachers and school employees.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 3:50pm
Broward's new school superintendent, Robert Runcie, spoke to more than 100 of the county's movers and shakers Tuesday night, telling them that he hopes to take the School District "from good to great."
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 2:14pm
Students and staff at Hulbert Public Schools have given new life to a long-lost music program, and community support is soaring.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 1:26pm
Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 3:13pm
Shrimp ceviche with tostones and avocado. Sweet-and-sour wonton pockets. Pumpkin pot de crème with ginger biscotti.
That’s a small sampling of the menu planned for a fundraiser Tuesday, when South Florida celebrity chefs like Michelle Bernstein and Douglas Rodriguez joins culinary students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 3:07pm
Wausau (Wis.) School District officials expect to receive about $1.7 million in federal grant money to help enhance the district's physical education and health programs.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 2:52pm
More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall for a protest and story time in response to Emanuel's proposed cuts to library hours and staffing Monday morning.