Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:47pm
In 2010 the Hawaii Department of Education formed two “zones of school innovation,”one on the Leeward Coast of Oahu and the other in the Kau-Pahoa region of Hawaii island, in hopes of providing the state’s lowest-performing schools with intensive help.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 12:45pm
By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:50pm
The ACLU is challenging same gender education programs in public school systems stating it deprives equal educational opportunities.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:23pm
It's official: Huntsville is one of six school districts in Alabama that are receiving more than $15.8 million in school improvement grants designed to aid struggling public schools.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 6:27am
Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:27am
The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:12am
Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 4:16pm
Hundreds of mayors from across the United States this weekend called for new laws letting parents seize control of low-performing public schools and fire the teachers, oust the administrators or turn the schools over to private management.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:38pm
Next fall, 15 technology students from Hermon (Maine) High School will take part in a pilot program that will allow them to earn college credits while working towards their high school diplomas.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 11:12pm
Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.