Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:58am
Only 79 percent of Portland students currently complete high school in five years or less, according to data for students who were supposed to graduate in 2011. That puts Portland in the bottom one-third of the state for five-year high school completion.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:55am
The grant provides professional development and technical assistance to school districts and would put into place activities to help schools improve student health, prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and gather county-specific data related to health education.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:52am
The $2 billion federal E-Rate program gives schools discounts of up to 90 percent on their telephone and internet service, based on free and reduced-price lunch rates. Many districts also use lunch to calculate federal funding for individual schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:50am
The results come after the state released new student assessment scores as part of the Common Core program last summer that showed just 31 percent of New York students in elementary and middle schools were proficient in math and reading.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 9:55am
The firehouse is still there, just as it was on the day of the shooting, except for the 26 bronze stars adorning its roof: one for each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The school is still there too, a short walk up the road, but not for long. This week, gates guarding one of the nation's most notorious crime scenes quietly swung open to heavy machinery and construction trucks as work began to demolish the campus where 20 first-graders and six school employees died Dec. 14.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:21pm
Providing Apple iPads to Los Angeles students will cost nearly $100 more apiece — or $770 per tablet, a new school district budget shows.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:19pm
Kansas City Public Schools will remain unaccredited for at least another year, putting the district a step closer to being forced to comply with a controversial student transfer law many fear could be financially devastating.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:17pm
School districts across Kentucky have maxed-out local property taxes in an effort to make up for cuts in state and federal funding in recent years. The result is an inequality among the state's 173 districts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:15pm
Consultants hired to give Missouri education officials guidance on how to better support troubled school districts offered a grim assessment Monday about the task that lies ahead.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 3:13pm
In a strategic decision to save money, Brevard Public Schools allowed about 30 of its 82 schools to have more students per class than allowed by state law.