Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:21pm
The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating. But the dream of a school founded in the arts, a school that would give back to the community as it bettered its children, never materialized.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:03pm
The ACLU Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein who's been blocked for months from starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Leesburg.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:59pm
A legislative plan that would “pause” Indiana’s adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state’s classrooms.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:57pm
Every second wasted is a missed opportunity to improve the life of a local child, said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:49pm
They may have answered more questions right than they did last year, but the state has changed scoring standards, and many may have found that their rating dropped from "advanced" to "proficient," or "proficient" to "basic."
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:47pm
To prepare for a projected 18 percent enrollment growth by 2020, the Sequoia Union High School District will explore expanding campuses and changing attendance boundaries.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:43pm
Public School 244, in the Flushing section of Queens, has been serving tofu wraps and vegetarian chili since going all-veggie earlier this year, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said during a lunchtime visit.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:39pm
The Common Core’s honeymoon phase is over, and now a growing backlash is emerging as parents, educators and political figures cite concerns ranging from rigor to privacy issues.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:35pm
While there has been widespread resistance to the idea, which some have called a punitive oversimplification of a school’s quality, the LePage administration has billed the grades as a simple and accessible way to reward high-performing schools and help educators and communities rally around the rest. Maine is the 14th state in the nation, along with New York City, to implement a school grading system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:40pm
New Jersey's poorest school districts cannot design or acquire land for any new schools to be bankrolled by the state, an appeals court ruled today, dealing a setback to advocacy groups pushing for more local control.