Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:37am
A search for unmarked graves in September yielded two bodies. A second dig with heavy machinery is now searching for 50 possible burial sites.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:35am
The Board of Education in Danbury, Conn. has asked school officials to amend a redistricting plan created to reduce student overcrowding. The changes would reduce school bus travel time for students who would be sent to different schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:31am
Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago will be greeted by extra police officers but few other changes, with one big exception: Michael Landsberry, the beloved math teacher and athletic coach they say combined the toughness of an ex-Marine with the compassion of a caring educator, won't be there.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:27am
The state's top education leader took the stage in Rochester on Friday to field questions from a crowd of elected leaders representing the school system's main constituents—students, teachers, and parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:22am
Massachusetts finished first among U.S. states in a study comparing the academic performance of American students with others around the globe. Nineteen percent of Massachusetts eighth-graders reached an advanced benchmark in mathematics on the 2011 tests while 24 percent reached an advanced level in science.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:20am
A central Indiana charter school will close at the end of the week after being unable to raise $250,000 by its Friday deadline. Leaders of the International School of Columbus told students and parents Monday night that it faced unexpected costs at the school's planned new building, a decline in state funding because of an enrollment drop, and poor fundraising results.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:07am
C.J. Herron can’t go to school because he was born premature, which left him with a compromised immune system. He stays home and gets instruction in person from a home-bound teacher provided by Brenham ISD. But this week, Herron is going to his 3rd-grade class for the first time with a little help from a robot.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:00am
The budgetary impact of complying with Missouri’s school transfer law is beginning to play out in the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts, where superintendents are outlining cuts to reduce staff and programs. In Normandy, 103 of the district’s 650 employees will lose their jobs by the end of December.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:49am
For all the attention given to concussions in football, hockey has its own issues with serious injuries; a Canadian study released this year reported that the incidence of brain and spinal cord injuries among hockey players has increased over the last 15 years. USA Hockey last month tightened the rules on some penalties, including boarding, hoping to cut down on unsafe play.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 9:43am
More than a third of Columbus City Schools’ 9.01-mill levy and bond request would go toward keeping the Ohio district operating for at least four more years. An additional 11 percent of the levy, on the Nov. 5 ballot as Issue 50, would be earmarked for expanding the district’s high-performing schools.