Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:46pm
One of Pennsylvania's poorest school districts says it cannot afford to pay its staff amid an entrenched state budget stalemate. Chester Upland School District said it cannot meet a scheduled payroll on September 9. Teachers and support staff voted to continue working if they are not paid, and the fall semester was scheduled to start next week.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:43pm
The familiar saying that exercise is good for the body and mind may be especially true for children. Kids who are physically fit actually have differences in their brain structures that might allow them to do better in math, according to a new study.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:40pm
Public-school parents don’t have a constitutional right to decide where to send their children to school, the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. It rejected claims by a group of Arkansas parents that they had a right to transfer their kids out of a struggling school district to neighboring districts where they thought the children could be better educated.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:36pm
In reading, 43 percent of the Minnesota’s schools met all of their 2015 targets, and an additional 22 percent met all but one target. According the new Minnesota Department of Education report, 41 percent of schools met 2015 targets in math, and an additional 21 percent of schools met all but one target.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:34pm
“Money isn’t pixie dust” when it comes to improving public schools, lawyers for the state of Texas told the state Supreme Court, arguing an appeal in what has been described as the most far-reaching school finance case in state history. They urged the high court to either dismiss or remand the lawsuit brought by nearly two-thirds of the state's school districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:31pm
Pennsylvania school districts are required to provide free transportation to students whose parents live at two different residences within the same district, the state Supreme Court has ruled. The high court rejected the district's argument that language in the transportation provision was not mandatory.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:52am
Bomb threats that prompted the evacuation of at least six Tennessee schools turned out to be hoaxes. At around the same time one morning, automated calls threatened that a bomb was in some of the schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:21am
The Pennsylvania district will be the first in the state to have its charter school application process reviewed during its state audit. The audit will also examine the financial impacts of the state budget stalemate as long as it continues.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:59am
A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a judge's ruling that the Blytheville School District acted properly when it opted out of Arkansas' School Choice Act and blocked the request of several white parents to transfer their children to neighboring districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:48am
Kindergartners in Missouri had one of the poorest attendance rates in the state last year, topped only by high schoolers who are notorious for skipping class.Disparities in school attendance rates that start as early as preschool and kindergarten are contributing to achievement gaps and high school dropout rates across the country, according to a new report.