Top News

Remote Idaho school buys guns to enhance safety

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.

Read more

Kids who watch 'Sesame Street' do better in school

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.

Read more

Boston unveils business incubator at city high school

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.

Read more

School could start before Labor Day in San Diego

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.

Read more

State representative suggests Chicago Public Schools should declare bankruptcy

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.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Montana schools' break from glitchy tests threatens their passing grade

Montana schools won't have their ratings tarnished next year if students did poorly on new Smarter Balanced tests – at least for now.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Hawaii’s abortion drop coincides with sex education changes

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.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Debate over school uniforms rages on in North Jersey districts

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.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Kentucky cities, school district sharing cost of high-tech mapping system

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.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

South Mississippi students doubled or tripled testing time in 2014-15

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.

Read more

Pages