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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:41pm
Taking their first dip after years of steady gains, Academic Performance Index scores in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties fell by a point this year, reflecting a statewide decline in scores released Thursday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 1:13pm
Jodi Stewart-Browning, assistant principal of Utah's Butterfield Canyon Elementary School, said about one-fourth of the school's 1,320 students attend class in portables, including the school's entire fifth grade. "That's as many as we can house because of electricity and water and the drain on the building," she said. "Next year a new school will open and take some of our kids, but we'll still be 1,000-plus."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:57pm
Legislators, business leaders, parents, and school officials on Wednesday urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to overhaul the state's school grading system, capping a three-day summit on the state's most pressing education issues.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:33pm
Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., schools across the nation, including those in North Texas, have been ramping up their security. In the Savannah subdivision northwest of Frisco, Texas, people are paying an extra $2.50 in their monthly water bills to put one police officer at the Denton ISD school. The money collected covers a full-time salary.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:13pm
Success Academy, the charter school chain that boasts sky-high student scores on annual state tests, has for years used a “zero tolerance” disciplinary policy to suspend, push out, discharge, or demote the very pupils who might lower those scores—children with special needs or behavior problems.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 12:10pm
States are reporting that some of their schools are dropping out of the healthier school-lunch program because they can’t afford to participate. But does that really mean nutritious school lunches (and snacks) are doomed?