Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:16am
The tiny Garden Valley School District—far removed from law enforcement—has purchased firearms and trained a handful of staff to use them in an emergency.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:10am
Spending an hour a day with Big Bird, Elmo and Count von Count in elementary school is especially beneficial for boys, African-American youth and children from low-income families, according to a new study by two economics professors.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:04am
Getting students to stay in school in some of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods can be a challenge, so the city has teamed up with a not-for-profit that offers students the powerful incentive of money—made from their own businesses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:55am
After conducting months of debates and polling on the matter, Superintendent Cindy Marten has recommended that San Diego USD join the majority of other districts in the county that start school before Labor Day.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:54am
The school district—which has no reserve fund—faces a projected $1.1 billion deficit, including a $634 million pension payment due by the end of June. A bill has been introduced to allow Illinois' in-over-their-heads local governments and school districts to file Chapter Nine bankruptcy petitions.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 9:43pm
Montana schools won't have their ratings tarnished next year if students did poorly on new Smarter Balanced tests – at least for now.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 9:40pm
Changes to Hawaii’s sex education policies have played a role in reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and the abortions that sometimes follow, agencies like Planned Parenthood say.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 9:38pm
Opponents have voiced concerns about limiting free expression and cite studies that say school uniforms are not effective at raising academic performance or student self-esteem.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 9:36pm
Five cities and one school district so far have agreed to share the cost of a high-tech mapping service that Greenup property valuation administrator Bobby Hall says can save the county money and collect valuable information for his office and for emergency services.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 9:33pm
Educators across South Mississippi said they gleaned useful data from the multitude of testing required during the past school year -- information they can use to better serve students in the future.