Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:32pm
Pontiac Public Schools and the Benton Harbor School District are hoping for emergency loans. The schools are among the 56 districts and public charter schools either already in or expected to be in budget deficits.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:27pm
Disciplinary incidents in Dallas ISD that resulted in students being removed from class soared by the thousands last school year, putting an end to years of declines.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:23pm
Two separate Boston-area school systems attempted to make amends after getting hit with criticism from students and parents for how their high schools handled the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:12pm
Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City,"has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 city students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:08pm
A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 2:05pm
Eighty-five Colorado schoolchildren and 14 adults, trapped while attending an environmental camp program in a mountain town cut off by floodwater, were among the hundreds of people evacuated by helicopter this weekend in the aftermath of the state’s worst flooding in years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 2:19pm
Arrests in Connecticut schools dropped 13.5 percent from 2008 to 2011, but hundreds of the arrests made in 2011 were for minor policy violations such as throwing erasers, shouting, or leaving class without permission, a new report says.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:43pm
Of the Portland public schools that had marked changes in their test scores this year, Northeast Portland's King School, a K8 institution, had the biggest change of all. The school has seen dramatic growth and decline in test scores for the past several years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:41pm
Victoria, Elizabeth, and Kate Wilson share more than just their DNA. The 9-year-old triplets have also all qualified to join Mensa, the exclusive high IQ society, after scoring within the top 2 percent on a designated IQ test. As they approach their next birthday, their parents are considering how to get them into the right education program.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:31pm
Public schools around the United States are still waiting to feel the recovery from an economic recession that officially ended four years ago, mostly because states have kept education spending low and property taxes remain depressed, according to a report released on Thursday.