Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:04pm
The move allows students to squeeze in more lessons. That could help transfer students who had to drop classes when they moved to schools with shorter schedules or failing students who are falling behind in the credits they need for graduation, proponents say.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:02pm
The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and make sure emergency allergy medicine — like EpiPens — are available.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:00am
Proposition 30 stabilized school funding in California for the first time since the Great Recession began, allowing school districts to avert thousands of teacher layoffs.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 1:50pm
The way the Richmond Public School (RPS) district hires and pays employees needs oversight and the process could be wasting big money, according the Richmond City auditor.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:03am
If the projections of Pittsburgh Public Schools had been right, the district this fall would have turned the corner on declining K-12 enrollment and would have seen the growth of 100 students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:01am
Virtual charter schools are on the rise in Wisconsin, but so far new accountability standards that hold them to the same expectations as regular public schools do not paint a flattering picture.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:58am
Competition will be fierce for education grants from Ohio’s new $250 million Straight A Fund.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:55am
Large numbers of children don't feel safe in the hallways of Camden schools, say they lack essential textbooks and technology, and don't believe they are being prepared for college or careers, according to findings of a survey released Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:52am
The election is conjuring up a broad question: How much impact, after all, can a mayor have on bolstering the achievement of thousands of students in a large urban system like Boston’s, where some problems are seen as intractable and where schools must deal daily with the consequences of poverty.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:30am
As students complain, taunt and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology to help them.