Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:49pm
A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:23pm
Superintendents have long been the top wage earners in communities across southeastern Massachusetts, but those salaries could be surging, as local districts increasingly struggle to find not just the right person, but someone who will stay long enough to make a difference.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:18pm
In the latest effort to boost student performance, the Minneapolis school district wants to give more autonomy to individual schools. Under the effort, schools would have discretion over budgeting, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 4:16pm
Those who oversee public school district coffers are breathing a collective uneasy sigh of relief, at least for now, after a renewed attempt to funnel more money to charter schools is likely put to bed for this legislative session.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:58pm
Warning that the fate of New York City education was “hanging in the balance,” Dennis M. Walcott, the schools chancellor, suggested on Saturday that the school system was at risk of falling into disarray in the hands of a new mayor.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:49pm
During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:42pm
Broward and Palm Beach County schools could face a tough choice next year: pay millions of dollars or allow fewer students to take dual enrollment classes in local colleges.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:19pm
A swelling crowd of thousands of Philadelphia public school students left their classes at noon and marched outside the district headquarters on North Broad Street to protest proposed education cuts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:06pm
Education groups testified in favor of a bill Friday that would make Maine one of a handful of states offering universal pre-kindergarten, a program that President Obama has advocated nationwide.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:13pm
For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing the schools next year. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.