Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 1:13pm
What is news is that in the United States over the last few decades these differences in educational success between high- and lower-income students have grown substantially.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 9:49pm
Advocates say it's time for districts everywhere to rethink outdated zero-tolerance philosophies that put students out for minor offenses.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 12:09pm
General Mills is teaming up with a civil rights group to help get Latino parents more involved in their children's education. The Minneapolis-based company's Box Tops for Education program is partnering with the National Council of La Raza for the program "Committed Parents: Supporting Your Child's Success."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:01pm
With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 4:05pm
Some students come from homes that are conducive to learning, and they do well in school; others don’t come from such homes and, with few exceptions, do poorly.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:17pm
As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:39pm
Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:56am
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:42am
The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:00pm
The Beckley-Raleigh (W.Va.) County Chamber of Commerce visited kindergarteners at Beckley Elementary and saw first-hand how they are learning to read using technology from MimioSprout. Such technology is meant to better engage students and ultimately improve the county’s assessment score, attendance rates, and graduation rates, as well as prepare children to compete globally in their chosen fields.