Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:37pm
OneApp, run by the Recovery School District, just completed its second year. It lets families list their preferred schools on a single application, and a computer matches children to open seats. Most but not all of the city's schools participate.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:35pm
Wake County Public Schools will partner with Wake Tech Community College to create 10 programs within the school that will give graduates a high school diploma and career training, enabling them to enter the workforce after graduation.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:31pm
All three Arlington high schools have recently been rebuilt, but it appears they are already over capacity. Washington-Lee has seen its enrollment rise by 30 percent in the last six years, and this increase can be partially attributed to the abundance of transfers coming to the school for the International Baccalaureate diploma program.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:27pm
The push for healthier food in schools has taken a turn for the creative. Schools have met new U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for lunches, and now it’s all about finding new foods and new ways to present them to students.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:23pm
When letter grades are released this month, Duval County will likely see substantially fewer A schools, twice as many B schools and double the failing schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:13pm
Northside Independent School District, one of the largest districts in Texas, required students at some schools to carry identification badges with microchips last year to ensure they would be counted as present, because state funding is tied to student attendance.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 2:07pm
Osmond said that in the current state of public education, teachers do not receive meaningful support from parents, while at the same time parents become frustrated that schools are not able to meet the individual needs of their children.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:03pm
The tree at Plaza Towers Elementary School has leaves again. They jut out in all the wrong places, sprouting from spindly shoots on the disfigured skeleton of what was once a magnificent thornless honeylocust tree. But the leaves are there, green and alive—and for the teachers at this school, that's enough.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 2:37pm
Iowa officials have pushed to move polling places out of schools because of safety concerns, but laws proposed to mandate the change did not pass in several states this spring.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 2:35pm
The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Monday that directs $45 million in additional state aid to Philadelphia's cash-starved schools, but only under certain conditions.