Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:58pm
Warning that the fate of New York City education was “hanging in the balance,” Dennis M. Walcott, the schools chancellor, suggested on Saturday that the school system was at risk of falling into disarray in the hands of a new mayor.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:49pm
During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 3:42pm
Broward and Palm Beach County schools could face a tough choice next year: pay millions of dollars or allow fewer students to take dual enrollment classes in local colleges.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:19pm
A swelling crowd of thousands of Philadelphia public school students left their classes at noon and marched outside the district headquarters on North Broad Street to protest proposed education cuts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:06pm
Education groups testified in favor of a bill Friday that would make Maine one of a handful of states offering universal pre-kindergarten, a program that President Obama has advocated nationwide.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:13pm
For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing the schools next year. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 2:58pm
A playground program at many Portland-area elementary schools significantly curbs bullying, improves school climate and increases vigorous student activity, a new study shows.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:11pm
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed into law legislation allowing school districts that cancelled class multiple times this winter to meet state requirements by extending existing days rather than scheduling makeups.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:06pm
Five dozen teenagers decrypting codes, cleaning malware and fending off network intrusions in the finals of a national cybersecurity contest got a glimpse of the labor market’s appetite for their skills as sponsors such as network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. described career opportunities. Internships start as young as 16 at Northrop Grumman Corp.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 2:54pm
S.C high school students would no longer have to pass an exit exam to graduate if a state House bill becomes law – welcome news for the thousands of students who struggle year after year to pass both the test’s math and English sections.