Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:17pm
Students across South Jersey are preparing to go back to school this week. From pencils and backpacks to sneakers and wardrobe, there’s no shortage of expense for parents, but with school uniforms becoming increasingly popular, some districts are trying to cut down on the spending.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:10pm
More than 30,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to public school students -- some of them repeatedly to the same students -- in kindergarten through 12th grade in Allegheny County alone in 2011-12, the most recent year for which countywide data are available. The numbers illustrate the tension between keeping kids in class and keeping schools safe and orderly.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:05pm
For the first time, Utah’s traditional and charter public schools have received letter grades of A through F — hailed by lawmakers as a move toward transparency and decried by educators as an unfair, one-size-fits-all ranking.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 2:59pm
Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are expected to announce Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:25pm
Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:20pm
Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:17pm
This year's late August heat exposed a tug-of-war in school districts that are under pressure to start school earlier than ever but are unable to pay to equip aging buildings with air conditioning.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 2:06pm
Chicago Public Schools struggling academically will no longer be labeled as “on probation,” under a new ratings plan the district unveiled last week.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:56pm
Nashville charter school supporters called in reinforcements from Washington, D.C., Thursday to help protest the hostility they claim Metro officials show toward charters.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:44pm
Teacher preparation programs will have to raise admission standards and ensure graduates are boosting the achievement levels of elementary and high-school students to earn national accreditation, according to a revamp of the process adopted Thursday.