Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:52am
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Arkansas will receive $5.3 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:47pm
A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:35pm
The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:58pm
With an emphasis on accountability coming from one leader, the Pelham City Council on Monday night approved $133,000 for the community's five public schools to fund educational materials and other issues.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:45pm
Seven "priority" schools chosen for federal funding are among the lowest achieving 5 percent of schools in New York State.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:38pm
The old way of calculating a school’s capacity no longer applies in the 21st century, a consultant for the Iowa City school district said Monday night.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:55am
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee would like to get public schools' tech levels up to that of private schools, and has asked successful tech firms to “adopt” one of San Francisco’s 12 middle schools to provide them with learning tools. As a result of his request, he may be able to announce a large private gift to schools within the next few weeks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:29am
The pursuit of the newest technology can make people do some unusual things. The Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization, it turns out, is no exception. This Saturday, the group will be holding its first charity auction to raise money to buy new laptops, tablets and other devices for the high school, which recently launched a major campaign to update its aging technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:09am
Easton (Mass.) school officials will take their request for technology funding to the Town Meeting floor this spring. The school committee approved a measure Friday that will allow Superintendent Michael Green to draft a Town Meeting Warrant article that could ask for up to $250,000 in technology funding.