Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:36pm
Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:33pm
A former Atlanta schools technology chief has resigned his job with a Dallas school district amid a federal investigation stemming from his time in Atlanta.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:08pm
Contract negotiations between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union have yet to start, but the campaign to win the hearts and minds of the city’s residents has been in full swing for weeks. For both sides, the stakes could not be higher.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:00am
It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 10:00am
Districts across the country are trying desperately to plug the holes in their budgets left by sequestration.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:17pm
Angela Vickers has one of the toughest jobs in the Hillsborough County school district. She's principal of a middle school, arguably the hardest age to teach. And by state standards, hers is the lowest-performing among more than 200 schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:13pm
In the wake of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre — in which a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six faculty members at a school in Newtown, Conn. — federal officials are expecting a big spike in funding applications for armed, accredited police officers in America’s schools.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:04pm
Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.
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.