Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 4:14pm
Edgewood Schools joins a handful of Ohio schools that have approved letting school personnel carry weapons, as officials explore ways to improve security in the aftermath of deadly school shootings last year in Connecticut and Northeast Ohio.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:59pm
The lack of raises for teachers and other state employees, a $120 million cut in state spending for teacher assistants, and the shifting of $10 million to vouchers for private schools were described by many as a backward move for a state once known for valuing public education.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:52pm
Almost all the states and Washington, D.C., are grappling with a big challenge as the new school year nears: getting teachers up to speed on the Common Core, a sweeping set of new education standards for English language arts and math.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:47pm
The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill aimed at greatly narrowing the federal role in public education that was expanded under No Child Left Behind. No Democrat voted for the bill, called the Student Success Act, and the Obama administration has threatened to veto it.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:41pm
Slightly more than half of all reported incidents of bullying, harassment and intimidation happened at middle schools across the state. High schools reported 26 percent of bullying cases, while elementary schools had the fewest bullying incidents -- 18 percent.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:34pm
Parents of Summit school children received that news in an email sent mid-afternoon on Friday, July 19. The reasons for these changes are “the responsibility to put the safety of our students foremost,” the letter said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:25pm
Members of the Local School Council at Dyett High School say their principal has advised them he can’t pay for enough teachers with the budget he was issued from Chicago Public Schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:51pm
Four public schools statewide that teach only special-needs students wound up classified as "failing" under Republican-backed legislation enacted this year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:46pm
MCPS and the Maryland State Department of Education said the test is not yet aligned with new Common Core State Standards some school systems, including Montgomery, are already implementing.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:41pm
A federal judge on Monday denied a bid by parents seeking to prevent Sacramento City Unified from closing seven elementary campuses.