school climate

Utah teachers dealing with crowded classrooms

Jodi Stewart-Browning, assistant principal of Utah's Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, said about one-fourth of the school's 1,320 students attend class in portables, including the school's entire fifth grade. "That's as many as we can house because of electricity and water and the drain on the building," she said. "Next year a new school will open and take some of our kids, but we'll still be 1,000-plus."

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High schools with late start times help teens but bus schedules can conflict

Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance.

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New Report Cards for Safer Schools

Sacramento Schools Continue to Suspend Black Students At Disproportionate Rates

More black students were suspended last school year in Sacramento County than any other ethnic group, even though there are more local white, Asian and Hispanic students in local schools, according to new state data.

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A Nation at Risk: 30 Years Later

Industry experts gathered to discuss what has changed--and hasn’t--since “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform” was published

Chicago Schools Consult Gang Lines in Closure Plan

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.

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Stopping Rape Culture Starts at Schools

More reports of rape and bullying, including at Torrington High School in Connecticut and Southern Columbia Area High School in Pennsylvania, show that the rape culture starts at a young age.

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Proposed School Boundary Change in Md. Draws Criticism

‘I have not heard great things about Potomac,’ one parent says

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Remember Our Public Schools in Ariz.

What may get lost this week is that after nearly two decades of expanding choice options in our state, traditional public schools continue to be the choice for nearly nine out of 10 Arizona students.

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Parents Camp Out in Cold to Enroll Kids in Magnet School (OH)

A group of parents have set up camp on the lawn of the Fairview-Clifton German Language school so they can be among the first to get on the enrollment list.

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