Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:16pm
Wesley Harris, founder of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, said lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funds for construction of new schools and making repairs on existing ones. Rather than come up with the cash, Harris said legislators have decided to dump the obligation onto local taxpayers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:12pm
Residents of North Bennington, Vt. voted three times to close their public school and establish a new, independent academy, North Bennington Village School, in the old school building. That school is taking shape and plans to open in the fall.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 3:06pm
The Cleveland school district's improvement plan for 13 schools this upcoming school year will bring major changes for some and smaller, but substantial, ones for others. Teachers will receive special training at all 13 schools, some of which will get new principals and see significant staff changes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 2:53pm
Some meal programs in Los Angeles have remained unfunded even as others are restored. It has meant forming partnerships with other entities to get area children fed.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 1:09am
The salaries and benefits paid to 66 Central New York school superintendents rose 16 percent over five years ago, according to compensation figures the districts reported to the state. Combined, they will make more than $12.8 million in salary and benefits in the next school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 1:04am
Thirty-five Chinese students aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214, including two teen girls who died in the crash in San Francisco on Saturday, were headed for a summer program at a Christian school in Los Angeles.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:44pm
When school starts in August, students from middle-school age and up in the Grapevine-Colleyville district will be able to choose Chinese I as a credited language class, along with Spanish, French, German, Latin and American Sign language.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:39pm
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) school safety report on incidents involving kids age 5 to 18 shows crime went up slightly in 2011, but that it's been steadily declining since 1992.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:37am
Federal budget cuts known as the sequester will cost Ohio's school districts about $66 million in federal aid for the 2013-14 school year, the Ohio Department of Education announced Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 11:21am
Broward’s school district has made great strides in complying with state class-size requirements, but one of the techniques it used — forcing high schools to adopt a uniform, seven-period class schedule — violated its teachers union contract, an arbitrator has found.