Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:54pm
A bill to curb construction noise near schools is being pushed by some New York City Council members concerned about the effect on learning but is facing resistance from the building industry, which sees it as impractical.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:51pm
As the school year draws to a close, an educational crisis continues to grow for the city's middle school students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 3:30pm
Amid a growing move to shed symbols of the old, slave-owning South, the Houston school board president said Thursday that she supports renaming six campuses named after Confederate loyalists.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:04pm
A record number of teachers in the Mehlville School District have turned in their resignations with the number growing to 55 this year - nearly three times of a normal year. In addition to recent budget cuts, the district hasn’t passed a tax levy increase for operations since 1986.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:25pm
The city will offer free vision screenings and pairs of glasses to every student in need at all 130 community schools — estimated at around 20,000 children. Close to $10 million will be spent on the program over the next four years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:15pm
North Carolina’s Senate and House leaders have asked the state’s highest court to release public money for private school vouchers for the coming school year while uncertainty remains about the constitutionality of the program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:10pm
After hearing oral arguments this week about bullying students at school, a Somerset County Superior Court judge will decide in a few weeks whether it is the school's fault or if bullies' families share in the blame and the legal liability.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 4:04pm
Napa Valley USD is operating this summer for the first time a math program for incoming freshmen called the Summer College Readiness Academy. Sponsored by UC Davis and the Migrant Education Program, the goal is to prepare students to transition to high school math and meet college and career ready requirements.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:59pm
Plans have been approved to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year for the Chicago school system. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:44pm
The Worcester School Department plans to expand an electronic report card pilot program to eight new elementary schools next school year. The new digital model enables administrators and families to track students' records online while teachers can more easily submit grades.