Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:33pm
The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:30pm
Legislators passed a law that is changing the way people think about bullying and where it happens. For the first time, schools are responsible for bullying incidents on and off of school property.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:28pm
While it’s been successful around the nation, PowerSchool has never been used for a district as large as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or the Wake County Public School System, said Philip Price, technology chief for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:10pm
President Obama got back on the bus Thursday with both a short- and long-term agenda. Over Thursday and Friday, the president planned to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolled through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential budget battles in September, including the prospect of a government shutdown.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 4:01pm
Federal laws and regulations could save Pennsylvania school districts from having to turn over as much as $150 million that charter schools say they are owed.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:33pm
From deep breathing exercises to flexible schedules and even recess at the high school level, schools are instituting programs to help students better handle their stressful lives.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:25pm
In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:09pm
Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 2:59pm
The Evanston school superintendent who resigned unexpectedly last week after 13 years on the job will be paid severance of $175,000, school officials said.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 2:56pm
A state law requiring suicide awareness training in Ohio schools for the first time this year could help stem the tide of a “silent epidemic” that took her son’s life, state Rep. Marlene Anielski says.