Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:18pm
New Mexico's Berrendo Middle School reopened yesterday, even though many who return have no idea why a preteen may have taken a shotgun to the school and randomly shot at them. And teachers have the task of helping youngsters make sense of a shooting they themselves may not understand.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:33am
Teaching teens to see through pro-tobacco messages in the media may be better at preventing youth smoking than just saying no, according to new research.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:30am
JPEF says that schools should get more credit for rapid academic growth among disadvantaged students and they should get fewer points for proficiency, which is Florida’s definition for passing state tests.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:28am
Carried to office in part on promises to reverse course on Bloomberg's education policies, de Blasio faces a thorny logistical challenge — figuring out how to tax the richer schools among the 115 charters in public buildings.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:27am
Soon after students went on winter vacation in late December, La Villa shut off water and sewer services to the local schools, arguing that the district needs to pay off its remaining balance.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:25am
Lacking a school voucher system and a law that lets charter school operators turn to the state for approval, Tennessee gets an "F" for school choice, according to a national education-reform group.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:24am
Reaction among educators to Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a longer school day and year was mixed Tuesday, with some citing research linking more class time to higher achievement, while others saying the quality of instruction, and not the quantity, is paramount.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:22am
Superintendent Michael Buoniconti estimates the shorter week could save about $400,000 annually, much of it in transportation costs. A bus ride to school can take longer than an hour.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:16pm
Cumberland County Schools leaders say they will work to develop a policy about how to accommodate students who identify as the opposite gender after parents say they were unaware that a first-grade student at Fayetteville's Howard Hall Elementary School started dressing and behaving in a manner commonly associated with girls.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 3:14pm
The Alaska Policy Forum released its own ratings for each school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough last week, decrying the state’s own school rating system.