Top News

Shutdown forces schools to alter D.C. trip itineraries

Students visiting Washington, D.C., on field trips amid a partial shutdown of the federal government will find many of the most popular sites shuttered.

Read more

Maryland superintendent recommends later high school start time

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr on Tuesday recommended pushing back high school start times by 50 minutes and extending the elementary school day by 30 minutes.

Read more

Minnesota takes 27 schools off low-performing lists

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Texas gets waiver from No Child Left Behind

The long-awaited decision from the U.S. Department of Education matters to the 85 percent of Texas school districts that would have been deemed failing under federal standards.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Obama administration funding cops in schools

Justice Department announces about $45 million in funding to create 356 new school resource officer positions, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Fees pile up for parents in Colorado public schools

Strapped school district budgets, caused by dwindling state and federal dollars, are forcing parents to dig deeper into their pockets as more school systems in Colorado and across the country turn to student fees to maintain services and programs.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Georgia school district considers arming officers with semi-automatic rifles

Some school officials in Gainesville want to arm their school resource officers with assault rifles, in addition to the sidearms they currently carry. Officials say the rifles would be stored in a safe for emergencies only.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Report says truancy in California schools may cost state billions

California must act to reduce rampant truancy that saw an estimated 1 million elementary students absent in the last school year and may cost the state billions of dollars through increased crime and poverty, according to state attorney general's office.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Government shutdown: What it would mean for schools

With a shutdown of the federal government appearing imminent, the U.S. Department of Education is warning that a delay of more than a week could "severely curtail" funding to schools.

Read more

Pages