Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 7:20am
According to a new study, students with 20 minutes or less to eat at lunchtime rarely finish their meal and may make unhealthier food choices. Students with more time to eat were also more likely to choose fruit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 7:17am
A group of Baltimore city charter schools has filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore city school system, alleging that the district's funding formula for charters violates state law and threatens their ability to serve thousands of students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:32pm
After threatening to cut as much as 25 percent of the public school system's central office jobs, Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. has eliminated just 5 percent, according to his proposed budget. The changes reflect New Orleans' unconventional education landscape and push more resources to the system's non-charter schools; the system is adding 34 jobs in those schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:26pm
Members of the Minneapolis school board are demanding a refund and a public apology from a company that provided reading books that some teachers found laden with cultural and racial stereotypes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:23pm
Amidst an ongoing debate about whether troubled students should be found and dealt with before their anger turns them into school shooters, a team of researchers wants to use science to analyze students’ blog posts. The technique would identify word usage to separate those who are merely angry from those who are truly dangerous.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:03pm
Even as the Iowa Department of Education released an annual report designed to hold schools accountable for student achievement, state education leaders said that the No Child Left Behind measures had unrealistic requirements.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:00pm
The number of children fed through the National School Lunch Program has expanded dramatically in the last few decades. This is partly due to the growing number of children living in poverty. But administrative changes have also impacted those numbers. While families typically had to report their income every year to qualify, now whole school districts can decide to provide universal coverage.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:30pm
A divisive plan to merge four of the county's six high schools into one newly constructed school was given the green light from the West Virginia Board of Education. The latter estimates the closure of the schools will provide Fayette County with over $50 million to help fund the project.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 3:23pm
As Seattle teachers walk the picket lines for a second day, district officials are saying they simply don’t have enough money to pay educators as much as they’re asking. The district has no immediate plans to seek a court order to try to force teachers and other school employees back to work.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 1:37am
A federal grand jury subpoena of Fresno USD records demands answers about the use of public bond money and focuses on school district officials who oversaw no-bid contracts for multimillion-dollar construction projects.