Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:00am
A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:28am
Indiana's State Board of Education declined to change the grades for a handful of schools following a review of changes the former public schools superintendent made last year to the grading formula to benefit a donor's charter school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:25am
A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:08am
A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:06am
The Winchester Board of Education superintendent told state education officials that the district’s financial situation has become so bad that schools might have to close in December if things don’t turn around.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:03am
Oregon education officials lack any system to routinely examine standardized test scores for signs that schools and districts are cheating, a tool that experts in the field consider crucial to ensuring the validity of state tests.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 8:59am
The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:53pm
The report released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank, also calls on lawmakers to require that the results of statewide performance evaluations for new teachers be linked back to the programs that trained them.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:52pm
California public schools serving poor children have better facilities, more textbooks and more appropriately qualified teachers than they did seven years ago, according to a study released this week by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:50pm
The move by Gainesville City Schools – a small system near Georgia’s Lake Lanier, in the Appalachian foothills – is a direct result of last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members died at the hands of a troubled and heavily armed young man who broke into the school and began shooting.