Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 3:01pm
Police say they've taken six people in for questioning about a shooting that wounded three students outside Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, according to AP. Diane Richard, a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Police, reportedly said those being questioned are not suspects or necessarily going to be charged.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:42pm
Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:40pm
Students who are failing in traditional schools turn to alternative schools to help them catch up on credits to graduate. If that’s not possible, the schools help students earn a general education diploma (GED), or an adult education diploma, or move on to a trade school or even to college.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:39pm
Using data from colleges nationwide, the report found that 57 percent of the Arizona students who graduated from high school in 2005-06 went on to college, but only 19 percent graduated from a four-year institution within six years.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:38pm
Parents, teachers and administrators packed the auditorium at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket Tuesday to vent, saying the state's effort to raise standards has been dropped on their children too abruptly.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:37pm
The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual report cards Oct. 31, which show various types of information about Illinois public schools, ranging from test scores to spending per-student to demographics.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:35pm
The push is spearheaded by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national organization seeking legislative support to add $75 billion over 10 years in federal funding for preschool education.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:32pm
Officials say the event is part of what will be a broader focus for the first lady on getting students — especially those in underserved communities — on track to attend college.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:17pm
Teachers worry that upcoming online exams may unfairly assess student progress and understanding, or worse, that students will be penalized by unforeseen and all-too-common problems in being connected to the Internet as states and school districts work to upgrade lesson plans and infrastructure.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:11pm
After an oft-heated community debate over how to solve overcrowding at an elementary school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the city said Monday it will build an annex with about 19 classrooms and a multipurpose room on the site of the current school.