Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 7:15pm
From kindergarten to graduation, an average student will have spent more than a year being taught by a substitute teacher. Twenty-eight states require no more than a high school diploma for those temporary teachers, according to national data. Seven require some college education, and 15 states require substitutes to have a college degree.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:22pm
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, which has 10 schools in Connecticut, has come under scrutiny with the recent release of state reports that show that most of its schools have among the highest suspension and expulsion rates in the state, even for children in kindergarten and first grade.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:16pm
Wesley Harris, founder of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, said lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funds for construction of new schools and making repairs on existing ones. Rather than come up with the cash, Harris said legislators have decided to dump the obligation onto local taxpayers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:12pm
Residents of North Bennington, Vt. voted three times to close their public school and establish a new, independent academy, North Bennington Village School, in the old school building. That school is taking shape and plans to open in the fall.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:06pm
The Cleveland school district's improvement plan for 13 schools this upcoming school year will bring major changes for some and smaller, but substantial, ones for others. Teachers will receive special training at all 13 schools, some of which will get new principals and see significant staff changes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 2:53pm
Some meal programs in Los Angeles have remained unfunded even as others are restored. It has meant forming partnerships with other entities to get area children fed.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 1:09am
The salaries and benefits paid to 66 Central New York school superintendents rose 16 percent over five years ago, according to compensation figures the districts reported to the state. Combined, they will make more than $12.8 million in salary and benefits in the next school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 1:04am
Thirty-five Chinese students aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, including two teen girls who died in the crash in San Francisco on Saturday, were headed for a summer program at a Christian school in Los Angeles.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:44pm
When school starts in August, students from middle-school age and up in the Grapevine-Colleyville district will be able to choose Chinese I as a credited language class, along with Spanish, French, German, Latin and American Sign language.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:39pm
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) school safety report on incidents involving kids age 5 to 18 shows crime went up slightly in 2011, but that it's been steadily declining since 1992.