Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:38pm
Officials here in the third-largest district in the country voted, after an emotional meeting, to close 49 public schools that they said were not being fully used.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:55pm
Fewer than 60 percent of Florida’s third-graders — 57 percent — are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last year’s 56 percent.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:47pm
Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:36pm
State lawmakers spent time yesterday getting details about a plan to create an independent auditor for the Columbus City Schools and share the district’s property taxes with charter schools.Among the concerns: whether charters also would be audited and whether district schools would be left under-funded.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:14am
Henrico County Public Schools officials announced plans Thursday for a middle school STEM specialty center tentatively scheduled to open next year at Short Pump Middle School. The three-year program focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics would be open to students throughout the county, officials said. The center would be able to accommodate about 50 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:08am
The Tacoma School Board opted out of the charter school business Thursday night — at least for now. Board members, who may reconsider in the fall, voted 4-0 with one member absent, said there are too many unknowns for them to meet the July 1 deadline.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:06am
Twelve Long Island high school students have been disciplined for using Facebook to cheat on homework and laboratory assignments and a recent exam. The superintendent of the West Islip school district told Newsday the ninth graders used the social media site to share answers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:03am
The Allentown School Board has approved a curtailment of programs Thursday that eliminates 132 teachers and 12 administrators, pushing the financially challenged district to more than 400 jobs slashed over the past four years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 8:58am
An elementary school principal has inspired the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a new wheelchair lift that could help make more places wheelchair accessible.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 8:53am
Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week's tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins.