Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 11:49pm
Those are some of the findings from a new report highlighting the conditions facing most Milwaukee students — a report that is the first product of an effort aimed at drawing together major players in the city's education, business and nonprofit scenes to work across sectors and improve outcomes for all the city's children.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 11:43pm
An educational curriculum that originally catered to the children of globe-trotting diplomats is making rapid inroads in K-12 public schools across the U.S., boosting test results and academic readiness even at inner-city schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 11:35pm
Head Start had a budget of $8 billion this year, but under the sequester, it lost $400 million. Now, in all 50 states, every Head Start program has been told to cut costs by five percent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:46pm
"We're developing a school forest," explained art teacher Jim Bias, from Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View, Minn. This is one of 25 electives offered this year for Edgewood's new STEAM curriculum.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:38pm
The Olathe (Kan.) School District will immediately begin planning to build a fifth high school and will enhance security measures at all its schools now that voters have approved a $244.8 million bond package.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:34pm
House lawmakers pushed forward their $20.6 billion budget after more than seven hours of debate recently that was punctuated by a back-and-forth on private-school vouchers where the House speaker took the unusual step of participating.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:31pm
A graduation ceremony at a Texas preschool that began with a prayer is drawing criticism from a group advocating for the separation of church and state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:28pm
When Principal Donald Lilley was hired nine years ago to improve Annapolis (Md.) High School, he discovered what appeared to be two schools under one roof. “My African-American ninth grade males … I’d say 73 percent, had less than a 2.0 grade point average,” he said, compared to whites that were in Advanced Placement and being accepted into college.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:01pm
Inside IBM's sprawling campus, James Gould gazed at the water coursing through the device he and his colleagues had constructed from the tank of an old carpet cleaner, several clear plastic CD cases, cotton-like quilt batting and lots of duct tape.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 2:55pm
Here's a multiple-choice question: If the federal government penalizes states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark, will the states a) make the tests harder; or b) dumb them down?