Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 4:13pm
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 4:10pm
Results from an annual survey of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program released Wednesday underscore what's already well-known about the voucher program: Participating private schools spend less to educate each pupil than Milwaukee Public Schools, but offer little achievement data about how those pupils are doing.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:53pm
To say that special education teacher Shannon Putman "does things kind of differently" in her classroom is an understatement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:44pm
Round Meadow Elementary School gives awards to the handful of students who make it through an entire school year with a perfect attendance record – that means no absences, no tardies, and no early sign-outs. No exceptions.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:41pm
Despite the tragedy at Columbine High School nearly 14 years ago, there is still no statewide standard for training students and teachers to respond to a gunman, a CALL7 Investigation has found. Moreover, some schools, particularly those in rural areas, often provide little in the way of drills because of budget and personnel constraints.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:37pm
Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 3:31pm
During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed several major education initiatives, including a big push to expand pre-kindergarten and a potential revamp of the federal aid system for college students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:22pm
Topeka USD 501 superintendent Julie Ford weighed in on a legislative proposal to ax extra funding for students from low-income families Tuesday, saying it would cost her district dearly.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 3:20pm
A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st century technology in every classroom in the Iowa City school district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:54pm
Hundreds of schools in the nation's largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.