Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 3:39pm
Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker and a presumptive candidate for mayor of New York, laid out a vision for improving the city’s schools in a speech on Tuesday in which she emphasized an increased focus on literacy, using accomplished teachers as mentors and extending the school day for many students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:38pm
In the face of more poverty and fewer resources, schools have become hubs for charitable programs, where churches, government agencies and charities deliver donations and services directly to children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:18pm
Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:43am
Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.
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 Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 7:52pm
A rapidly growing Hispanic enrollment will require the state and school districts to spend more money because so many of the students come from poor families, a population expert testified Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:52pm
A year ago, a dramatic increase in the number of homeless students had Twin City school leaders scurrying to find solutions.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 8:21pm
Only about 13% of Hispanic 25- to 29-year-olds complete at least a bachelor's degree, compared with 39% for whites in the same age group and 53% for Asians, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 3:39pm
When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.