Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 2:17pm
A malfunctioning charger triggered the decision to suspend the use of 15,000 computer tablets at Guilford County middle schools in a setback for the district’s $30 million Race To the Top experiment in digital learning.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 1:43pm
Moms whose kids have severe food allergies are spurring lawmakers to consider stocking every public school in Michigan with special injectors to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 1:34pm
After receiving complaints from students that the new all-beef burger patties did not look or taste “right,” the Fairfax County public schools system returned to additive-filled burgers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 1:30pm
Since the spring, the Northern Valley district, which serves seven towns in Bergen County, has been in the grips of a fierce and sometimes personal fight over a proposal to conduct random drug testing on students who participate in extracurricular activities.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 1:26pm
For the first time, schools across Pennsylvania will not be judged with the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards, but with a new system based on a 0-100 scale.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 1:22pm
Academic research generally has found that, all other factors being held equal, you pay somewhat more for houses in highly rated school districts compared with homes in neighborhoods where the schools have lower ratings and test results.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 2:28pm
During the filming of a high school quiz show at the State House on Friday, a student was asked what he liked about finance.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 2:22pm
Robert Small, the Howard County parent whose name became known from Maine to California when he protested new nationwide education standards, is part of a chorus of increasingly strident voices rising up against the initiative — from both ends of the political spectrum.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 2:18pm
A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a "terroristic threat." Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust ever. A mom's Facebook photo of her baby with a bong led to her 2010 arrest.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 3:03pm
The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years.