Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:43am
Several suburban schools, including Taft School District 90 in Lockport, Laraway School and Oak Velley School in Joliet, West Aurora School District 129, and Waukegan Public School District 60 were ending classes early on Tuesday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:38am
Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:34am
The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:59pm
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:36pm
Two new similar Texas laws go into effect next week that stop campus police from writing tickets to any student under the age of 17. The intent is for Texas schools to handle the students first using their own code of conduct instead of issuing them a ticket for a Class C misdemeanor for things like fighting, drugs, or disrupting class.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:16pm
To close the gender gap in city science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:15pm
With 48 schools closed (and two more set to close), some 12,000 students had to find their way to new schools, sometimes through dangerous neighborhoods. Budget cuts and controversy over teacher evaluations loom, but the top concern is safety of students in transit.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:10pm
Several Pinellas County schools are restricting or banning their own cheerleading uniforms during classroom hours amid a broader crackdown on the student dress code.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:04pm
Seattle teachers voted Monday against accepting a contract proposal that their leaders had encouraged them to reject.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:00pm
As tens of millions of pupils across the country begin their school year, charter networks are developing what amounts to a youth cult in which teaching for two to five years is seen as acceptable and, at times, even desirable.