Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:49pm
That's what parents are asking after hearing about a Long Island middle school's decision to ban most balls during recess and also require supervision of tag, even cartwheels, due to safety concerns.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:33am
The General Education Development test for high school dropouts is becoming more difficult, more expensive, and available only on computer. Two alternative tests are set to enter the market from different providers, and states such as New York are abandoning the GED entirely.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:59pm
Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are considering banning dogs and other pets from school property while class is in session after years of operating under an ambiguous policy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:55pm
Controversial legislation recently introduced by a Milwaukee lawmaker would allow new charter schools to open across the state without the blessing of local school districts. If it passes, the proposal by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) would dramatically change the system for chartering schools in Wisconsin.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:52pm
Boston officials lashed out at a surprise strike yesterday morning by the city’s school bus drivers that affected more than 30,000 students, saying it was illegal and the city would take legal action against the drivers’ union and seek disciplinary action against drivers who participated.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:44pm
Portland Public Schools plans on adding 30 full-time teaching positions and 68 part-time classified employee positions this year after the district projected its reserves will contain $16 million more than originally budgeted.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:41pm
Mayoral candidate Martin J. Walsh today announced a plan to bolster large district high schools in Boston, rolling out a policy on his opponent’s marquee issue: education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:38pm
No one really wants to buy candy or wrapping paper for a school fundraiser, but some parents just can't afford it.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 2:34pm
Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 2:30pm
Minnesota taxpayers no longer have direct control over more than $200 million worth of school levies they approved because of a shift in tax authority designed to give school districts more-reliable revenue sources.