Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:34am
The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new website that will support college advisors and high school guidance counselors in selecting the best course of access and affordability for prospective students. The Financial Aid Toolkit combines the vast scope of financial aid resources and other related materials into a large, searchable database.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:15am
A Texas middle school has found itself in the middle of a heated controversy over student rights, educational practices and multiculturalism. According to KHOU-TV, the principal at Hempstead Middle School is on paid administrative leave after trying to ban students from speaking Spanish in class.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:21pm
A Dorchester elementary school has gone from one of the worst in the state to one of the best—in only three years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:15pm
Oklahoma's largest school district no longer offers sex education courses, choosing instead to teach related content that applies to core subjects like physiology and elective courses such as adult and family living.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:11pm
The New York State United Teachers union says the spending gap points to issues with the state’s 2 percent property-tax cap, which the group is trying to overturn in court.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:08pm
An increasing number of community and civil rights groups are reaching out to immigrants to boost activism in education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:02pm
The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 2:00pm
Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:58pm
U.S. students continue to perform poorly on international tests, with 15-year-olds scoring in the middle of the global pack on the latest math, reading and science tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 3:01pm
As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.