Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 2:45pm
A new poll from NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that the majority of parents feel their child's school is preparing students for college. But 4 in 10 say that schools do not sufficiently prepare students who will not attend college — and parents of girls are even more likely to be concerned than parents of boys.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 2:08pm
The measures vary from district to district, depending on the availability of resources. Some have added new alarms, classroom door locks and security cameras. Some have considered hiring new police officers and security guards.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 2:05pm
The release of the remaining new School Performance Profiles completes a picture showing a wide variation in how the state's public schools and their students are doing.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 1:59pm
Public schools around the country are adopting web-based services that collect and analyze personal details about students without adequately safeguarding the information from potential misuse by service providers, according to new research.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:11pm
A year after a gunman massacred 26 first-graders and adults in a Connecticut elementary school, educational officials across the United States continue to face the longstanding question of how to best protect their students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:16am
According to a new national report, Newark's charter school enrollment ranks fourth in the nation in growth, increasing 27 percent from 2012, while Camden's charter schools enroll 22 percent of all public school students, an increase from 18 percent the previous year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:12am
The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars, setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:03am
A surge in kindergarten students has left Framingham, Mass., school officials scrambling for classroom space. In Milford, Mass., educators expect to teach more students than forecast by the census once all of the town’s immigrant children enroll. And Natick is studying whether to build a new middle school to ease overcrowding a year after the town’s $89 million high school opened.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:58am
The Harrisburg school district had mixed results on the state Keystone Exams for high school juniors. Scores provided the first formal indication of academic progress in the struggling school system compared to goals set by its Act 141 recovery plan effective last spring.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:51am
In a special ABC News "Hidden America" report on Strawberry Mansion High School, located in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood with a high crime rate, that first aired last May, Diane Sawyer and ABC News producers followed the daily lives of the school's students and faculty, including its new principal, during the 2012-13 school year. ABC News went back in November to see how Strawberry Mansion was fairing in the new school year.