Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:13pm
This year, the charter school added 64 students, an impressive gain but just one piece of a 945-student enrollment increase this fall at charter schools across the city, according to Joe Nathan, director of the Center for School Change. As of Oct. 1, charter school enrollment in St. Paul stood at 12,241, compared with 11,296 a year ago, he said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:09pm
School administrators said Tuesday that the district should overhaul its grading policy to make sure the marks reflect what students know, not how well they behave. Senior officials told school board members that the current system in which students can get grades as low as zero is too punitive.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:06pm
The teacher wanted students to learn about the brewing process as part of a lesson on fermentation. But Adrienne Moerz, the mother of a 15-year-old student at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colo., said having kids visit the brewery encourages underage drinking, KDVR reports.
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.