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.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:49pm
Held in a brisk October wind, the third annual Graduation Matters Freshmen Rally drew a lineup of speakers ranging from Denise Juneau, the superintendent of the state Office of Public Instruction, to students, a professor and leaders of Missoula County Public Schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:46pm
Luna’s proposed 6 percent budget increase — the largest since 2008 — is “a reasonable request,” said state Sen. Dean Cameron, co-chairman of the Legislature’s budget committee. “I think Tom has done a pretty good job of listening to the task force’s recommendations.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:45pm
Workers at the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) have started confiscating iPads that bypassed the devices' security measures, according to the Los Angeles Times. The tampered iPads could access unauthorized websites and apps, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Pandora.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:43pm
Advocates for early childhood education, flanked by some of the region’s top law enforcement officials, called for support of early childhood education programs to improve results in school and reduce the number of people in jail.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:07am
The Chicago Teachers Union blasted proposed guidelines for closing schools that now include shuttering buildings in poor condition, accusing Chicago Public Schools of looking for loopholes in its commitment not to close schools for five years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:31pm
A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:28pm
On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:22pm
Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 4:19pm
They compete for students, space and funds. But there’s hope that Florida’s charter schools and traditional public schools can move past the friction that defines their coexistence and collaborate to better benefit students.