Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 3:40pm
The extra funding heading to San Joaquin Valley schools with the state’s new funding formula comes with a catch – parents get a say in how that money will be spent.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:28pm
The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:24pm
Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:14pm
But some of those ratings may be less than reliable, the superintendent of St. Mary’s public schools said, especially when they come from people claiming to be parents and students.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 1:16am
Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:46am
Lakewood Middle School, in Woodland, Mich., received eight grants in November from the Lakewood Educational Foundation to support a variety of classroom and schoolwide activities. The Lakewood Educational Foundation is an organization that helps to support educational endeavors within Lakewood Public Schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:08am
Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey are seeking a court order to quash a subpoena issued by the Montclair Board of Education as part of its investigation into the public disclosure of student tests. Representing an anonymous client who uses the name “Assessmentgate,” the ACLU was scheduled to appear yesterday in Essex County Superior Court.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:23am
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, during a visit to Las Vegas, urged Nevada to invest more in education. In town to speak at two national conferences, Duncan visited a local elementary school and high school. He also participated in a panel discussion and town hall about the state of education in the United States.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:17pm
Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane this morning outlined a two-year proposal which starts with nonpersonnel budget cuts in the district's central office in February and includes decisions by November on more school closings for 2015-16.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:15pm
The grant will enable EducationSuperHighway to get more schools to test their Internet speeds. So far, 26 state education departments -- but not California's -- have signed on to assess their schools' digital tools.