Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:35pm
Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools — and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:33pm
Some 200 advocates marched to the Newark Public Schools offices and to City Hall in a rally organized by Newark Student Union, New Jersey Communities United, and local unions to spotlight the failing policies of Superintendent Cami Anderson and state officials who have control over the district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:27pm
Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:23pm
Many towns in Connecticut and beyond began taking a closer look at their own security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Dec. 14. This increased vigilance is on full view just 25 miles from Newtown in Fairfield, where the local police have found new ways to help schools and the community at large thwart potential violence.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:20pm
More than a hundred students, teachers, parents, community members and labor activists rallied Monday at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, demanding an equitable education funding formula.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:14pm
Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 2:10pm
A couple hundred parents, students, and teachers braved the frigid night air on Monday to deliver their holiday wish list to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn: stop school closings, end the privatization of neighborhood public schools, and eliminate mayoral control of the school board.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:40pm
The tension, months in the making, has boiled over at monthly State Board of Education meetings, where Superintendent Glenda Ritz and board members, who are appointed by the governor, continue to wrestle for control over the state’s education policies.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:37pm
Long Beach Symphony Orchestra is one of numerous organizations that team up with schools to provide in-class lessons with musicians, artists or theater professionals, free admission to local shows, and museum tours.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 3:24pm
The state of Indiana is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, which challenges new IRS regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act, the release said.