Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:07am
A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that leads to lower earnings and educational attainment in the long run.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 6:19pm
Thanks to a recent investigation, we are learning that more students are coming into serious encounters with the law at school. And too often it leads to jail, being marked as a lawbreaker, denied entrance to college or a life-long branding as a troublemaker.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 6:17pm
School officials say it may be due to strong reporting here. They have been recognized for meeting the state’s anti-bullying law, the “Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act,” and a big part of that law requires reporting and communicating about bullying incidents.
Perhaps. But it’s still a big number.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:52pm
When a New Hampshire district found itself struggling with low test scores and high turnover, it made a radical decision: Flip the traditional model and let kids take over the classrooms.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:27am
There is no doubt an element of mental illness is involved with each school shooting. However, “gun-free” zones serve as magnets to these shooters. We can better prepare ourselves for and defend against these mass shootings by eliminating “gun-free” zones and educating ourselves about handgun safety.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:15am
Thousands of North Carolina schoolchildren may be taking their classes through home computers next year, after state lawmakers created a pilot program that will add two online-based schools. It could send millions in public education dollars from local school districts to private curriculum providers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:09am
On New York's Long Island, not-in-my-backyard resentment and bureaucratic obstruction are getting in the way of equal treatment under the law. These schools have an obligation to meet, and children to teach. They have to find the money and will to do it.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:25pm
Grand Valley State University's leadership, while supportive of monitoring performance, is challenging Michigan's academic performance methodology as an inaccurate measure of overall performance by aggregating students without recognizing student diversity and at-risk student populations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:08pm
Midwest and Northeast schools could see a repeat of last year's widespread cancellations and delays due to hazardous temperatures. Areas from eastern Texas all the way up to eastern Kentucky could be impacted by ice events that will prompt school delays and cancellations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:56pm
We have witnessed great advances in policies relating to what children eat in schools. Instead of rolling back these gains, we should be strengthening these healthy eating policies with additional requirements for nutrition education, increased funding for the programs that provide it, and more support for schools that want to offer it.