Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 2:56pm
Susan Grobsmith’s children will slide the state English exam back across the desk when their teachers hand them out Tuesday. The three children in grades four through eight at West Genesee will fold their hands in their laps and politely refuse to take the standardized test.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:39pm
Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:36pm
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz is sponsoring legislation, which she expects will come up for a vote this week in the Illinois House, aimed at strengthening the 20 mph speed limit around schools to reflect the reality that vehicle-pedestrian crashes involving children don't occur only during school hours.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:34pm
Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 12:32pm
The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:47pm
After six months of parent angst and School Board debate, rezoning of Seminole County elementary schools will wrap up this week when the board gives final approval to new attendance zones for 17 schools.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:44pm
The variety of Bridgeport school programs serving students on the autism spectrum has increased over the last decade as the district has sought to educate more students in its own schools instead of expensive outside programs.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:39pm
It started as a transitional program, a way to teach special education students with developmental disabilities how to handle personal finances, find a job and live independently once they left school.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:36pm
A Florida teacher has angered parents after having her fourth-grade class write a statement about giving up constitutional rights.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:48pm
An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move praised as creating more options for nontraditional education and criticized for taking state dollars away from the public system.