Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:01pm
Forty-eight percent of respondents in the new survey by the Pew Charitable Trusts said they believed the state of the financially beleaguered Philadelphia schools system would force families to look for other educational options, such as private schools, religious schools, or charters.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:59pm
The proposal is the first substantial revision of attendance boundaries since 2010, when the district started using a neighborhood-based system that guaranteed students a seat in a school close to home.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:25pm
Portland Public Schools could see new dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish in the fall of 2014, according to the latest update from the district's language immersion officials.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:23pm
Health experts say the Sacramento region’s large immigrant population is one factor in the growing number of parents declining to get shots for their children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:20pm
Milwaukee Public Schools joins a growing number of districts that are eliminating traditional letter grades or untethering student behaviors from academic marks.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:16pm
Schools across the state are still struggling to meet federal accountability targets on standardized tests, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:14pm
A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are "chronically absent" from school—whether the absences are excused or unexcused.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:11pm
With thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped some schools pass muster despite dismal or lackluster student performance.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:08pm
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; the schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott; and senior education officials took a victory lap of sorts on Monday, visiting 22 New York City public schools that ranked among the state’s top 25 in reading and math exams given last spring.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 2:49pm
Five schools generated more than $16,000 in savings by turning off lights, unplugging appliances, programming room temperatures, and removing microwaves from classrooms.