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.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:24am
Ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on their proficiency levels, fell out of favor in the late 1980s and the 1990s as critics charged that they perpetuated inequality by trapping poor and minority students in low-level groups.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 9:49am
When Alissa Parker first heard there was a shooting at her 6-year-old daughter’s school, she immediately thought of the building’s security weaknesses and wished she’d spoken up. “Knowing the location of where Emilie’s classroom was, if anyone gained access to that building, I knew that my child was very vulnerable,” she said.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:23pm
High schools in Mercer County and around the state were given surprise gifts last week: driving simulators with fifteen different programs that allow students in their classrooms to buckle-up and get real experience behind the wheel.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:21pm
Police Chief Doug Barthel announced last month that the department no longer would dedicate three officers to giving fifth-grade students lessons on substance abuse, peer pressure and bullying.