Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:00am
Thousands of people wearing bright yellow caps rallied in the Loop's Federal Plaza in support of privately run charter schools, which are under more scrutiny because of the city's plan to close 53 neighborhood schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:57am
When the Archbold and Pettisville school districts brainstormed ways to reduce their electricity bills during the mid-2000s, they arrived at a common solution: wind power. Students, teachers, and school officials celebrated Wednesday the completion and operation of identical 750-kilowatt wind turbines at each community’s main school complex.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:51am
For seven years, the video cameras sat in boxes gathering dust at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Now the same cameras that were yanked down from school hallways after parents and students complained are on the verge of going back up. What’s changed?
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:56pm
Members of the Education Committee on Tuesday abruptly tabled a proposal to change the way charter schools are funded, even though the proposal was what members of the committee had requested.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:52pm
Lenny Schad, the chief technology officer for the Houston Independent School District, said in an email to the school board this week that an external review found the district’s technological capacity was not sufficient for a bigger rollout of a program providing free computers for students to use at school and at home.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:49pm
As KTVB has reported, the district has been making steep cuts to school programs and staff to make up for its $5 million budget deficit.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:46pm
Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D) proposed creating a commission to study the issue with the goal of having no more than 100 school districts, a significant drop from the existing 500 school districts.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:43pm
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale has been hospitalized for a medical emergency, the school system said Wednesday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:35pm
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:27pm
Bates College professor Anita Charles has studied technology in education and said working with tech-savvy student teachers is not as difficult as you might think. Creating a lesson plan is about knowing what your objectives are and how the tools you might use in the classroom can get you there.