Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:17pm
Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:10pm
In part by studying high-performing schools, the Broward school district hopes to find answers to a longstanding problem that has perplexed South Florida and the nation: How to boost the success rates of young black boys?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:04pm
Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:36pm
More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:43pm
The Arkansas State Board of Education will discuss School Choice, a law passed this session allowing a certain number of students each year to transfer to any school. The Public School Choice Act of 2013, or School Choice, allows parents to decide where their kids should go to school, regardless of district boundaries.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:37pm
Pennsylvania schools that adopted solar power say their arrays are performing as expected, in some cases generating 100 percent of building electricity. In the Bethlehem Area School District, five of 22 schools have solar panels.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:23pm
How does an elementary school adjust to a steep and rapid rise in the number of poor children coming through its doors? With programs to build language and technological literacy, resilient character, and ties to the community, says Brett Wilfrid, principal of Sandburg Elementary School, on Madison’s far east side.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:54am
Many in Inglewood thought the city's struggling school district had been handed a lifeline last year when the state Department of Education took the reins, hiring new leaders and infusing the school system with $55 million in emergency loans.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:46am
KayLynn McAbee is one of thousands of high school graduates across Colorado slated to take costly remedial courses that do not count toward her college degree. But McAbee will not have to pay for the courses because of a new summer program developed by Denver Public Schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:39am
With two notable exceptions, the 2013 Legislature was marked by the death of a wide range of public school bills, including a push to delay the key impact of Louisiana’s new teacher evaluations.