Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 2:28pm
Thousands of parents, students, and educators took to the streets of New York City Tuesday morning demanding better schools and a better deal for charter schools. Their main target of concern: front-running mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who has said he would charge rent to some charter school operators that now get free space in public school buildings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:49pm
Football is the most popular sport among high school boys, with more than 1 million playing the game. But the sport has taken a hit in recent years over allegations that the game is unsafe. Young athletes across all sports suffer 300,000 concussions each year, according to researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:42pm
Portland Public Schools has 10 campuses that rank in the top 10 percent of Oregon schools and three in the bottom 5 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:52am
Three Gladstone schools showed little improvement in their 2013 state report cards, released by the Oregon Department of Education Thursday. The state uses a Level 1-5 rating system to identify the best and worst schools in the state, with 5 being the highest. Three schools earned Level 3 ratings this year, mirroring last year's report card. That rating reflects below-average performance compared with schools statewide.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:42am
Until this week, Malibu high school, home to 60 teachers and 1,120 students, was a blessed patch of California: sunshine, ocean vistas and privilege, close to the aptly named Paradise Cove. Now, it seems as if poison and panic have seeped into paradise.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:28am
New York State Education Commissioner John King heard positive reviews for the Common Core learning standards during a Thursday morning visit to the JFK Magnet School, but also got a lesson on the challenges facing a relatively poor suburban district with lots of students who speak Spanish at home.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 12:00am
A two-month investigation found privately owned and run schools for disabled students operate in a twilight zone of the state education system, under a unique set of rules that allows them to spend taxpayer money in ways few would tolerate of public schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:59pm
A group of parents, as well as board members Peter Sherr and Peter von Braun, have said they believe the two schools fit under the state’s definition of unique schools due to the fact that they run magnet programs. If that is found to be the case, the schools would be declared exempt from Connecticut’s racial balance laws.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:56pm
Starting next week, some middle school students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools district who were prohibited from using district school buses will be able to ride the buses again.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:55pm
York City School District Supt. Eric Holmes said that scores from the district's schools recently released by the state have to get better, but there were some areas that showed improvement.