Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 3:15am
Just 26 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed the New York state tests in English, and 30 percent passed in math, according to the N.Y. State Education Department. Fewer than last year, this news is unsettling to parents, principals, and teachers and poses new challenges to a national effort to toughen academic standards.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 12:00am
In search of a cure for ailing schools, educators and politicians from around the world have descended on this city’s poorest neighborhoods, hearing of a renaissance.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:53pm
Alabama's new Accountability Act provides state tax credits to parents who move their children from failing public schools to participating private schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:51pm
The district worked deep into the summer to fill the openings in its struggling Innovation Zone schools. Because of their low test scores, the seven "iZone" schools were required by the state and federal governments to come up with plans to turn themselves around.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:50pm
Excellent Schools Detroit — a coalition of leaders in many different areas, ranging from education, philanthropic and community groups — releases a yearly scorecard to help parents make sense of the city’s school system and find the best fit for their child.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:48pm
The school cost about $147 million. That is small change compared with the Robert F. Kennedy high school complex in Los Angeles, built in 2010 for $578 million — a figure critics liked to point out was more expensive than Beijing’s Olympic stadium.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:47pm
Although schools have traditionally banned or limited cellphones in the classroom, 73% of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study released in February.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:46pm
Starting this fall, the district is using the promise of big-ticket prizes donated by local businesses as an enticement to students to come to class every day.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:44pm
In April, the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction gave the district 18 months to fix its shortcomings or risk losing $11 million a year in federal support.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 3:42pm
A Columbus church seeking to become a charter school sponsor lost another round in court last month.