Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 11:27am
The Pearson Report called the Greenwich (Conn.) system one of the "worst" they have seen in "a high-priced district," citing poor internet connectivity, weaknesses in network infrastructure, inconsistent use of applications and overall lax standards.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 6:32pm
As a parent, I would never dream of handing my car keys to a teenager who hasn't first completed a driver's education class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 3:45pm
To add to the busy schedules of high school principals and assistant superintendents, they go door-to-door to speak with students—and their parents—in the Clark County (Nev.) School District. These students have dropped out of high school, and administrators are encouraging them to return and pursue a diploma.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 1:40pm
An Alabama judge has blocked the signing of a hotly contested education bill that has divided the state legislature. Democrats are heralding the decision as a victory but state GOP leaders say the bill was passed fair and square and say the judicial branch needs to butt out of the legislative process.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 11:15am
From a national standpoint, the 20-year-old charter school movement has been a disappointment—but New York City's experience continues to be an exception.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 2:45pm
While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday morning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 1:40pm
Decades ago, a kid growing up in the metropolitan Detroit area could aspire to the kind of job his dad held working in an auto plant for pretty good money. It’s a lot more complicated nowadays. There aren’t as many manufacturing jobs, the money isn’t as good and what kind of job can women aspire to? A new report sponsored by Automation Alley holds out hope for all of our young people.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 4:06pm
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:39am
Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:47pm
Kentucky's education commissioner warned that the state may have to intercede because nearly all of Jefferson County's persistently low-achieving public schools are failing to improve.