Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:55pm
Two weeks before the start of school, dozens of students have learned their classes have been eliminated. Officials from the New Haven School District said the Microsociety Magnet School's 6th, 7th, and 8th grades have been cut because of a $3 million deficit and students affected must begin a new school year at a different school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:49pm
Four people with varied backgrounds—in computer science, art, math and design—have banded together in Brooklyn to rethink how programming is taught and opened the School for Poetic Computation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:45pm
Cedarbrook Middle School will delay its first day of school, scheduled for Sept. 3, due to a mold problem, according to Cheltenham School District. Superintendent Natalie Thomas described Cedarbrook’s mold issue to be a “fairly significant” problem and added that the district did not anticipate the school to open Sept. 4 either.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:31pm
Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:19pm
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will seek to borrow $50 million to avoid a delayed start to the public-school year for 136,000 students. A cash infusion would enable schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. to rehire 1,000 counselors, assistant principals, aides, and others who were among 4,100 employees laid off earlier this year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:14pm
The Common Core State Standards, ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 6:12pm
In the spring of 2012, a Good Samaritan paid for school lunches at R.C. Hinsdale Elementary School in Edgewood after some students were forced to throw out their tray of food and instead eat an alternative snack of cheese and crackers during state testing.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 6:11pm
Students and parents have mixed emotions. Three years ago there was a complaint filed to the DPI over the Indian name. In 2011 a group sued the state when the Department of Public Instruction first ordered the district to change the controversial name.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 6:09pm
Right now, the school district owns 108 properties on 525 acres of land. What the board wants to do is decide if the school district should sell some of the buildings they no longer use, or lease them.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 6:08pm
Uniforms were once required mostly by U.S. private and parochial schools. More public schools have begun to require them. Many school principals are advocating a uniform policy citing its positive impact on issues like peer pressure, classroom discipline, student safety and bullying.