Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:18pm
The fact that girls are underrepresented in New York’s top high schools, which tend to be focused on math and science, and which have more than a dozen Nobel laureates among their alumni, worries some academics who see the schools as prime breeding grounds for future scientists and engineers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:14pm
The number of Colorado students taking Advanced Placement exams is increasing, and so are their scores, thanks in part to three Pikes Peak region high schools with a new emphasis on the tests, according to a recent report.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:43pm
Some Downers Grove elementary school students could see a significant dip in their performance on standardized tests this year, a byproduct of a more difficult state exam and higher passing requirements for 2013.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:40pm
Charter schools authorized by Grand Valley State University have the best academic track record; while schools authorized by Detroit Public Schools have the worst, according to a report being discussed by the State Board of Education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:57pm
Officials argue that one school for 1,000 children is cheaper to build and operate than two schools for 500, but some education researchers say that savings comes at a high price because the more students in a building, the worse they perform.