Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 3:43pm
Late last year, the state gave school districts the option of granting tax breaks to people who have served in the military. Those breaks are already allowed in county and town taxes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:16pm
The College Board released its annual report on AP exam participation and performance, noting that a vast majority of AP Computer Science test-takers in 2013 were white males.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:00am
Financial ed in schools is seen as one way to bring down over time the number of young people entering adulthood saddled with debt. But first we have to bring up the numbers of states and schools that offer or require such coursework.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:28pm
Education Minnesota President Specht suggests that all is well in Minnesota’s schools but this ignores the reality that thousands of students—predominantly African-American and Hispanic—are not receiving an adequate education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 3:02pm
Arming teachers in schools may be tantalizing to some gun-rights advocates, but it is dangerous public policy that unnecessarily puts children’s lives at risk by having firearms in their vicinity and turns teachers into security guards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 3:01pm
This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. The debate about the standards must be changed to ensure politics and mythology don't derail a vital effort to improve opportunities for our kids as they are falling further behind their international peers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:15am
New Jersey consistently ranks as having among the nation’s fairest systems of public school funding bu, under the current administration, the state has seen its 'fairness rating' drop from second to 12th place nationally.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:25am
It is fitting that a community so rich in talent and focused on the arts makes every effort to reach out to the next generation when it comes to sharing the culture. Two NY museums are doing just that.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:22am
Early education is an investment in the future, an investment that has been shown to reap dividends by study after study. It's an investment that has been lacking in recent years in the state of Illinois.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:50pm
One-third of American schools are rural, and they serve 11 million students. These schools face many of the same challenges that urban school districts do, including a high proportion of low-income students, low educational attainment among parents and low college attendance among high-school graduates.