Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:39pm
More stringent passing requirements for standardized tests have Tri-Cities education officials worried schools with traditionally high marks will soon be considered failing, while also trying to plan for the fallout from parents.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:35pm
The Phoenix Union High School District hired Quintin Boyce to perform the typical duties of a principal, such as supervising teachers, overseeing school policies and analyzing test scores. But he spends the bulk of his attention this time of year on one thing: increasing the student population, which means more state money for the school.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:34pm
This April marks the 30th anniversary of “A Nation at Risk,” the controversial Reagan-era report from the National Commission on Excellence in Education, that laid out the dire conditions of the U.S. public education system and called for government reform.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:32pm
In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:35am
Planning new fences, secure entry points and standardized emergency procedures, the San Ramon Valley school district is ramping up security.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:33am
Education activists, teachers, lawyers, a PTA leader and a woman who used to work with charter schools in California are among the applicants to the new state commission that is expected to approve some of Washington's first charter schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:32am
The Lake Travis school district is considering removing class rank from the transcripts of all of its students, with the exception of students performing in the top 10 percent.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:27am
The two districts aren’t alone in their struggles, as Hamilton County has the distinction of being the only county in the state in which every school district saw an aid reduction under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. (Raquette Lake doesn’t receive state aid because it sends its students to another district to be educated).
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:25am
Area school districts are on the verge of allowing students to bring and use electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in the classroom — and one district is already there.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 11:23am
Now the Shadyside school, which was opened in 1975, is being torn down to make way for an expanded Bakery Square, purchased for $5.4 million -- enough to cover the outstanding debt but less than the $6.27 million the district had spent on it since 2007.