Top News

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture

A N.J. district board votes to place full-time police officer in schools

Two weeks after a contentious public meeting forced it to postpone a decision, the Westfield Board of Education voted tonight to reinstate a police officer to work full-time in the town schools.

Read more

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture

Philadelphia schools hunger strike hits 8th day

Ten thousand unused musical instruments. No sports or art programs. No assistant principals, counselors, cafeteria aides or secretaries. That's what the Philadelphia public schools will look like in September without a major cash infusion.

Read more

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture

Charter schools inconsistent but improving, study finds

Charter schools are improving, according to a new national study, though there is still a wide quality range between the best and the worst.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

NYC Schools to offer oral health-care clinics

For city school kids, it’ll soon be reading, ’rithing and ’rithmetic. The Department of Education is searching for dentists to set up clinics inside public schools — where even extractions would take place.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Grim day arrives for those facing school layoffs in Philadelphia

The district's largest shedding of jobs in decades is wiping out entire categories, including school secretaries and noontime aides, and nearly every assistant principal.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Number of U.S. children living in poverty grew to 23 percent in 2011

It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Tennessee county uses solar energy to fund education

Finding funding for education is not easy for many school districts, but Campbell County has come up with an interesting way to make some cash. All 12 of Campbell County schools now have 50-kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of the buildings.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Student transfers on hold in Kansas City

The doors are not yet open for students in the unaccredited Kansas City school district to transfer to neighboring accredited districts.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education

Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.

Read more

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Microsoft offers ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is launching a “Bing for Schools” program that is tailored for K-12 students by “removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content.”

Read more

Pages