Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 3:27pm
Dallas ISD is exploring ways to reopen several schools that were closed over the past two years in a cost-saving move.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 3:24pm
The question put to jurors today is was architect Tony Pope a criminal or a sloppy record keeper? The evidence is in and prosecutors and defenses attorneys are making their closing arguments today to the jurors hearing the racketeering and theft trial against Pope and his ex-wife Pat Reid, the former chief operating officers for DeKalb County Schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 3:19pm
Electronic cigarette use doubled among U.S. middle school students from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent in 2012, health officials say.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:00am
Once seen as sexist and outdated, the all-male educational model had been resurrected to serve New York City's poorest boys, a group feared to be more likely to go to prison than college.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:00am
The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:26pm
Nothing came to epitomize the era of education reform under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg like the A-through-F letter grades he gave New York’s schools. On Wednesday, the Bloomberg administration released its last batch of grades for more than 1,600 public schools. Across the city, 63 percent of schools received As and Bs, and there were signs that schools were better preparing students for college.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:19pm
Next week, Orbital Sciences, headquartered in Dulles, Va., will launch a new satellite that has been designed and built by high school students. The satellite, TJCubeSat, was developed and built by students at Alexandria, Va.’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Staff from Orbital Sciences volunteered their time to mentor the students on the project, and provided financial support.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:16pm
The New Jersey Senate Education Committee has passed a bill that provides $5 million to spark innovation in the state’s schools. Introduced by Sen. Teresa Ruiz, (D-Essex), the bill would give $5 million to the N.J. DOE to develop and administer a competitive grant program for schools that want to try new things.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:09pm
A potentially deadly staph infection, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, better known as MRSA, turned up at a Bronx school, and parents are outraged after education officials failed to inform the public.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:06pm
Gilbert Public Schools’ governing board cancelled Wednesday’s meeting during which the board was supposed to vote on joining seven other government agencies in approval of a tax break for Apple, which has planned to open a manufacturing firm in Mesa.