Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:19pm
Missouri Auditor Thomas Schweich is weighing whether to launch an audit of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in light of recent controversies involving the education commissioner.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:17pm
A special-education teacher in the Torrance Unified School District has been removed from the classroom after infuriating parents with a Facebook post saying she was about to enter a meeting with "crazy parents" to discuss an autistic student whom the teacher describes as a "hot mess."
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:57pm
School districts across the country are getting closer to fully ushering in the standards. So are some Tampa Bay area private schools, including the nearly 50 schools and centers that fall under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:50pm
Budget cuts, a shortage of books that meet the state's academic standards and the proliferation of cheaper online materials that are easy to update have left Colorado school districts in a state of transition.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:46pm
New Jersey's education commissioner has the final say in approving or denying charter school applications, but those decisions can now be subjected to court challenges, the state Supreme Court rules.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:44pm
State funding for textbooks has been cut by nearly 80 percent in the past four years, just as the state has been switching to a new curriculum with new textbooks. At the same time, school districts are expected to make the switch to digital textbooks by 2017.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:42pm
The number of first-year teachers in Texas public schools dropped more than 40 percent in just four years. Texas schools employed just shy of 15,000 first-year teachers in 2012, down from 25,395 in 2008 - despite growing enrollment and an overall increase in the number of teachers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:15pm
Millions of dollars available to school systems across the state are dwindling to an end, as federal funding is set to expire next year.
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.