Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:23pm
High schools in Mercer County and around the state were given surprise gifts last week: driving simulators with fifteen different programs that allow students in their classrooms to buckle-up and get real experience behind the wheel.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:21pm
Police Chief Doug Barthel announced last month that the department no longer would dedicate three officers to giving fifth-grade students lessons on substance abuse, peer pressure and bullying.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:18pm
Montana is the only state in the nation without laws against bullying and cyberbullying, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But even with the nationwide push against bullying in recent years, it's not clear whether such laws actually work.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:14pm
More than 100 Clark County public schools' ratings were downgraded under Nevada's new school accountability system unveiled Friday morning.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:14am
Schools across Indiana are cutting back the hours of teacher assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other aides to avoid having to offer them health insurance under the federal health-care employer mandate that begins next year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:10am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would be put in charge of classrooms under companion bills Senate and House Republicans introduced Thursday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:07am
The district's new enrollment figure may be inflated, as administrators at some closing schools said that because they were under pressure to get children signed up, they went ahead and enrolled students whose parents could not be contacted.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:03am
President Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to expand an existing program to provide discounted high-speed Internet service to schools and libraries, even if it means increasing the fees that for years had been added to consumers’ phone bills.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:41pm
Raleigh Public school students take too many tests, Gov. Pat McCrory told education leaders Wednesday, and the state needs to figure out how to lighten the load. During a meeting with the State Board of Education, McCrory said he has instructed his new senior education adviser, Eric Guckian, to identify which tests are unnecessary and report back by the end of the summer.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:17pm
Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study by UNC Charlotte researchers shows.