Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:04pm
In this school year’s official head count, which took place that day, Hispanic students outnumbered any two other ethnicities combined in the Clark County School District. Their numbers are rising at twice the rate that the Caucasian student population is declining.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:02pm
It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 2:33pm
While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others. According to the latest school spending data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, seven states have cut per-pupil spending by more than 15% in that time frame.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 2:29pm
The Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times sat down last week in Washington with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and others after they had met with several dozen chief executives of big companies to talk about education. Here's what he learned.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:19pm
The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest in the nation, is faced with a student crowding issue at many of its elementary schools, which are estimated to be about 15 percent over capacity this year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:15pm
Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:00pm
State education officials are preparing to field test an online exam that appears poised to replace the MCAS student achievement test, but some Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members have questions about the switch.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 3:57pm
Portland Public Schools officials are recommending pulling $10 million from its capital bond reserves to expand two of its three high school projects.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 3:55pm
Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 3:52pm
In a grim reminder that mass shootings have become a fact of life in America, school districts across the USA this fall are opting for more locked doors, more visitor check-ins and more surveillance equipment.