Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:17pm
The Louisiana state Senate Education Committee rejected a move to repeal the state's Science Education Act on Wednesday, handing a defeat to opponents who have criticized the law for essentially allowing the teaching of creationism in science class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:14pm
On Wednesday, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, seemed happy to defer the spotlight to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the pair chatted on stage at the NewSchools Summit in partnership with The Aspen Institute in Burlingame, Calif. Powell Jobs turned from interview subject to inquisitor as she quizzed Duncan on improving the nation’s education system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:50pm
Project Frog built a school in a warehouse. Or at least, part of a school. The “componentized” building company — Frog management dislikes the terms “prefab” and “modular” — put up a life-size model of one classroom, a hall, and a couple other rooms in their warehouse on a San Francisco pier.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:43pm
Police officers showed up at Columbus high schools on Thursday morning and into the afternoon to seize records the state auditor is seeking in his investigation of the district’s handling of data.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:38pm
A group of high school students has been suspended from Scripps Ranch High School and may not be able to attend prom or walk during commencement ceremonies because of a video made at school that depicts “twerking,” a suggestive manner of dancing.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:30pm
Teachers attending a meeting at a small school in rural Oregon last Friday were shocked when two masked men wearing hoodies burst into the conference room and pretended to open fire. The surprise shooting drill at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway was designed to test the school's preparation for an assault by "active shooters," The Oregonian reported.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:21pm
The community of Roxbury had high hopes for its newest public school back in 2003. There were art studios, a dance room, even a theater equipped with cushy seating. But the dream of a school founded in the arts, a school that would give back to the community as it bettered its children, never materialized.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:03pm
The ACLU Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein who's been blocked for months from starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Leesburg.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:59pm
A legislative plan that would “pause” Indiana’s adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state’s classrooms.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:57pm
Every second wasted is a missed opportunity to improve the life of a local child, said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.