Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:43pm
Some Downers Grove elementary school students could see a significant dip in their performance on standardized tests this year, a byproduct of a more difficult state exam and higher passing requirements for 2013.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:32pm
The School District of Philadelphia has revised its facilities master plan that would close or merge dozens of city elementary, middle and high schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 2:22pm
Knox County Superintendent Jim McIntyre wants the security systems at all of the district’s 88 schools to be reviewed by the end of the summer.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 5:00pm
A tiny school district in southeast Colorado — too small to afford an armed security guard and too far from the nearest town for deputies to respond quickly to an emergency — is the first to announce that its principal and superintendent will soon carry weapons to school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:56pm
The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee has filed a bill lifting the cap on the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide, and authorizing them to receive public facilities funding. Current state law restricts to 215 the number of charter school licenses. But Sen. Dan Patrick's measure would allow an unlimited number of charters.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:53pm
A mandatory drug testing program for Juneau's high school students involved in extra-curricular activities might end in an effort to save the district money. Eliminating the three-year-old program is one of a handful of cuts the Juneau School District has proposed to reduce spending by about $1.75 million in 2014.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:50pm
A new principal will take the reins of a West Texas high school that's mired in a cheating scandal, which landed the superintendent in jail and put the school district on probation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:45pm
School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:17pm
A leader for the new Ypsilanti (Mich.) Community Schools district will be chosen Tuesday, and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools will merge effective July 1.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:57pm
Orange County school districts are working to lower their financial obligations next year by as much as $158 million, a cost-cutting ax expected to fall largely on employee salaries and benefits after years of class-size increases and program cuts.