Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:58pm
Leaders of the city in the impoverished Delta region — known as the crossroads of the blues where Robert Johnson once lived — hope improved education will help stanch a hemorrhaging population that now stands at 18,000.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:45pm
Superintendent Carole Smith added 58 high school teaching positions to her initial budget proposal on Monday after parents publicly decried a schedule that doesn't allow most students to have a full school day.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:43pm
In Buena Vista, Mich., a school district of less than 500 students closed its schools Tuesday because it is broke. At an emergency meeting Monday evening, hours after teachers voted to work for free for at least a week since the district determined it could not pay them, the school board opted to shut down schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:29pm
As city schools CEO Andrés Alonso steps aside, he's turning the system over to a close adviser he's trusted during some of his administration's most trying moments.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:24pm
Seeking to address pervasive racial disparities at the top echelons of New York City schools, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, plans on Tuesday to propose a significant overhaul of gifted and talented programs that would provide space for more children and loosen admissions requirements.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:15pm
More black students were suspended last school year in Sacramento County than any other ethnic group, even though there are more local white, Asian and Hispanic students in local schools, according to new state data.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:08pm
Independent hearing officers enlisted to review plans to close 53 Chicago Public Schools at the end of the school year have opposed at least 13 of the proposed closings.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 1:00pm
According to a report released Tuesday, the vast majority of teachers in the nation’s largest school districts took a pay cut or saw their pay frozen at least one year between 2008 and 2012.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:08pm
Almost half of Newport high school students struggle to demonstrate proficiency in math and reading, according to a new report released by the Rhode Island research and advocacy group RI-CAN.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:02pm
The proliferation of cellphones and their potential use for cheating has prompted heightened security measures on this year's administration of standardized tests in California schools.