Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:56pm
High schools in Seattle won’t have to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests starting next fall, the latest development in the testing controversy that has drawn national attention after starting in January at Garfield High School.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:54pm
As part of a deal with the city, Portland Public Schools plans to commit $1.5 million from its reserves to fund arts teachers should courts strike down the arts tax.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:47pm
With Illinois close to making shooting-incident drills mandatory in all public and private schools, some parents and officials say a proposed new law would require tough decisions on how to balance a student's safety with a child's innocence.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:43pm
California schools would get $1 billion more than proposed in January to enact stringent new "common core" academic standards, plus almost a quarter-billion dollars more as part of his education-funding overhaul, under a revised budget proposal Gov. Jerry Brown released Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:33pm
Dennis M. Walcott, the New York City schools chancellor, lashed out at the Democratic candidates for mayor on Monday, saying that he did not believe any of them had a compelling vision to lead city schools and that they had been pandering to gain the support of the teachers’ union.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:49pm
The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Monday that it's giving the Faith in the Future Foundation a planning grant to aid the eight Catholic high schools in the city.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:45pm
Students should notice West Virginia's ambitious new plan to target child hunger while improving academic performance when they arrive this fall.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:23pm
According to the Department of Homeland Security, 638 Chinese students with visas attended high schools in the city in 2012, up from 114 five years earlier.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:11pm
The Valley Settlement Project is drawing immigrants and other disenfranchised residents of the Roaring Fork Valley into the fabric of the local culture. The 7-month-old project has completely turned around individual lives and sent a positive ripple effect throughout nearby communities, which are home to 18,000 immigrant residents.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:02pm
The proposed budget would increase the school's portion of property taxes by 3 percent, from $9.57 to $9.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, while cutting dozens of positions.