Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 3:03pm
About 150 teachers, parents and students boarded three buses in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning headed to Harrisburg as part of a rally of more than 800 at the State Capitol to protest Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget cuts to education.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:56pm
The bill was passed around the Senate multiple times with intentions to delay implementation until the 2014-15 school year. After multiple amendments, however, the bill approved by the House on June 4 requires implementation this fall, with a full roll-out over the next two years.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:53pm
The State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved a bill last week that would require audits of every special-education prekindergarten contractor by 2018.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:51pm
State school board member Mary Scott Hunter said today she regrets that the state's new list of so-called "failing schools" identified under the Alabama Accountability Act includes those that have made significant improvement in recent years.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:49pm
The state forced the district to ban its ethnic studies courses after a judge found the classes violated state law. Meanwhile, the feds are ordering TUSD to improve the quality of education for minorities as part of its desegregation order.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:47pm
State lawmakers this spring approved $40 million in funding for all-day kindergarten and more money for pre-kindergarten scholarships for children from low-income families aiming to close the gap in standardized test scores between white students and students of color.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 2:41pm
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — which groups the world's most developed countries — writes in its annual report that brand-new and experienced teachers alike in the United States out-earn most of their counterparts around the globe.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:31pm
Could two years of free tuition to community college be guaranteed to graduating students of the new Ypsilanti Community Schools district? A group of school and community leaders are trying to make it happen.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:49pm
A New Jersey school district is proposing random alcohol and drug testing for thousands of high school students who could lose school privileges and be forced to undergo counseling if they test positive.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:45pm
Oakland residents, particularly parents of students in Oakland public schools and elected board of education officials, will have a lot more responsibility about the education being delivered in Oakland schools starting this September than they have for the past three decades.