Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:25pm
Since 2006, the state’s graduation rate has risen from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. But during the same period, Wake’s graduation rate has dropped from 82.6 percent to 81 percent with groups such as low-income, black and Hispanic students performing at a lower rate than their peers statewide.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:06pm
Hundreds of school superintendents and other district administrators; plus state education officials, and others involved in educating the state's 1.4 million public school students, are expected to attend the event at Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:04pm
The Columbus Board of Education agreed yesterday to pay First Group America up to $134,250 for substitute bus drivers, if needed, until Oct. 31. It’s likely that the district will need those substitutes, Simmons said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:03pm
Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon said he expects the firm will provide an interim report earlier, which would detail what could be done quickly to meet any immediate security issues.
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.