Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:31pm
Public schools around the United States are still waiting to feel the recovery from an economic recession that officially ended four years ago, mostly because states have kept education spending low and property taxes remain depressed, according to a report released on Thursday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:24am
Seattle’s Queen Anne Elementary School and the Dwankhozi Basic School in Zambia are trying to forge a relationship deep enough to be nourished by both differences and similarities. Ties between the schools are the latest fruit of Dwankhozi Hope, an organization founded in 2006 by an emigrant from Zambia and friends who are part of the Queen Anne community.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:22am
On Thursday afternoon, more than 1,500 students will gather at Watertown High School to welcome first lady Michelle Obama at the launch of a nationwide campaign to get Americans to drink more water.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:19am
Gov. Gary Herbert said he is negotiating with Senate President Wayne Niederhauser on legislation that would add more detail to the state of Utah’s controversial new school grading system. He said without changes the grades offer little help to parents and educators looking to improve education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:16am
A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:46pm
Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar wants all mentions of the Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye removed from state guidelines for schools teaching to the new Common Core academic standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:44pm
Days after schools opened on Monday, Mayor Nutter joined with school officials announced the Philadelphia Education Supplies Fund today, a new fund raising effort to help in the purchase classroom supplies.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:42pm
School officials said the Oak Ridge system has failed a state maintenance of effort test that requires local funding to remain at least the same from year to year. After some budget adjustments, there is a $250,000 shortfall, school officials said, and they want the city to cover it. It’s the equivalent of a 2.5-cent property tax rate increase.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:40pm
Glendale Unified School District has hired Geo Listening to monitor about 13,000 middle school and high school students, according to the Glendale News-Press.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:38pm
After initially voting to revoke two districts' licenses classifying them as private security firms, the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies decided to allow the schools to keep them for two more years. The panel had voted to suspend the schools' licenses last month after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said they shouldn't have been issued to the schools.