Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 2:17pm
Student test scores in Vermont could drop when more rigorous standards take effect and students start taking a new education test in 2015.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 2:13pm
Unable to keep pace with growing enrollment and increasing costs, schools are facing a deficit that could translate into staff cuts and furloughs, the elimination of foreign language instruction in elementary schools, and larger class sizes.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 3:54pm
A law Tennessee enacted this year makes it easier for schools to stock the life-saving drug. Fifteen other states enacted similar laws in 2013, joining 11 others that already had them, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 3:41pm
Rocketship Education, which has opened nine public elementary schools in seven years, may find its lightning-speed velocity forced to decelerate.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 2:56pm
No matter who is elected mayor next month, city kids will likely find two new vacation days on the school calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the holiest days of the Muslim year.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 2:53pm
With Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane planning to propose school closings next month, board member Regina Holley said some communities already have lost too many schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 2:00pm
District officials pushed elementary schools in Pinellas County this year to condense the state-mandated 150 minutes of weekly PE into three days instead of five. More than 40 schools moved from 30 minutes of daily PE to 50-minute blocks three days a week.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 1:59pm
In 2011, there were 17 states where at least half of all public school students came from low-income families, up from just four in 2000. Across the whole country, 48 percent of kids qualified as low income, up from 38 percent a decade earlier.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 1:58pm
The trajectories of schools that the state Recovery School District seized after Katrina have differed. Some never reopened; others reopened then closed; and some still exist, but in radically different form
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:56am
Candidates vying for school board seats on the state's most watched school districts—Denver Public Schools and in Douglas County—have attracted nearly $900,000 in donations, according to the first round of campaign finance reports.