Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:04pm
Oregon school districts served 20,524 homeless students last school year, representing about 4 percent of the population, state data shows. Overall the state's homeless count is the highest since the 2010-2011 school year, according to the department.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:49pm
Students who experience traumatic events while growing up in poor, turbulent neighborhoods could be considered disabled, a federal judge has ruled in a high-profile case involving the Compton, Calif., schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:46pm
Some Atlanta-area public schools that require students to wear uniforms offer “dress-down” days, letting them wear other clothes. But this can come at a price, with principals requiring students pay $1 or $2 for the privilege.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:20pm
John King Jr. is no stranger to the kinds of battles Duncan has spent seven years fighting. As New York's top state education official he was known for being at the center of an unprecedented amount of controversy, particularly over how the state was changing its education system.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:36am
Ivy Prep Academies is eliminating its high school classes at its three campuses at the end of this month due to funding, staffing and space issues, leaving about 90 students to find alternative places to continue their education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:32am
The state's four-year graduation rate inched up, going from 87.5 percent in 2014 to 87.9 in 2015, according to the Kentucky Department of Education's school report cards for the 2014-15 school year. The overall state score increased from 64.3 the year prior to 68.7 this year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:43am
The death of Warren Hills Regional High School's quarterback from injuries suffered in a game has brought new scrutiny to high school football. Roughly half of the estimated 1.1 million high school players last year got hurt, and a quarter of those injuries were concussions, according to a study.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:15am
The School District of Philadelphia proposed a sweeping set of changes that would affect 5,000 students and more than a dozen of its schools — changes that include openings, closings, and in-district and charter conversions. But the Pennsylvania state budget impasse makes the cost of reforms a persistent question mark.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:07am
Amid concerns about sexual assaults on college campuses, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring high schools that mandate health courses to provide lessons in the prevention of sexual violence. The measure also requires lessons promoting affirmative consent before couples engage in sexual relations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:55am
The school system lowered the graduation rates to account for a higher-than-advertised dropout rate, another blow to a district beset by financial and professional turmoil. The accuracy of the district's numbers had been called into question as early as January in a report by the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general.