Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:19pm
Charter schools have spread across the country while generally keeping organized labor out, with operators saying they can manage schools better when their staffs aren't unionized. But labor groups are now making a big push to get a stronger foothold in this educational realm.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:19pm
Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:17pm
As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:14pm
When diners at an exclusive food tasting recently noshed on sesame green beans and flame-roasted redskin potatoes, they weren’t celebrating at the area’s newest culinary hot spot. Instead, these gourmands were huddled in a high school cafeteria sampling almost 40 delicacies that soon could become permanent items for thousands of children who eat lunch and breakfast in this northern Virginia school district each day.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 2:56pm
Susan Grobsmith’s children will slide the state English exam back across the desk when their teachers hand them out Tuesday. The three children in grades four through eight at West Genesee will fold their hands in their laps and politely refuse to take the standardized test.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:39pm
Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:36pm
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz is sponsoring legislation, which she expects will come up for a vote this week in the Illinois House, aimed at strengthening the 20 mph speed limit around schools to reflect the reality that vehicle-pedestrian crashes involving children don't occur only during school hours.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:34pm
Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:32pm
The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:47pm
After six months of parent angst and School Board debate, rezoning of Seminole County elementary schools will wrap up this week when the board gives final approval to new attendance zones for 17 schools.