Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:27pm
Golden is Oregon's second chief education officer, charged with remaking education from preschool through grad school to dramatically increase how many Oregonians become well-educated. She follows Rudy Crew, who spent only a year in the post and became better known for frequent travel than leaving a lasting impact.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:25pm
The slim, black 9-millimeter handguns that the school superintendent David Hopkins selected for his teachers here weigh about a pound and slip easily into a pocket. Sixteen people, including the janitor and a kindergarten teacher, wear them to school every day.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:23pm
Florida’s new ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday, tagging violators with a $30 first-offense fine. And while texting while behind the wheel has become ubiquitious, some of the worst offenders tend to be new drivers, which is where the educational efforts about the new law are being concentrated.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:14pm
Thanks to an effort to expand the school day, students at a number of schools have seen their daily schedules stretch to eight hours, with extra time built in for academics along with enrichment activities such as kickboxing and dancing.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 5:11pm
With days to spare before a new state budget begins, the Republican-led state House approved a resolution that would lift a “pause” on new national math and reading standards that have become contentious since their adoption by the state education board three years ago.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 3:12pm
A school board in Kansas voted this week to allow student-led prayer at all activities, and even went as far as offering the schools’ public address systems for religious use.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 3:02pm
The statewide survey on shelters in Oklahoma schools uncovered that more than 500,000 students and educators do not have a safe place to go at school during severe weather.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:56pm
A North Carolina school board lifted on Wednesday its ban of Ralph Ellison's classic novel "Invisible Man" from school libraries after being ridiculed by residents and undercut by a giveaway of the book at a local bookstore.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:36pm
The Education Trust, a nonprofit organization that focuses on student achievement gaps, has released a new report, “The State of Education for Native Students,” and the state is not good.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 2:22pm
The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.