Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:01pm
The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools. The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 3:47pm
After debating nearly seven years about where to move, the board of the Collegiate School, New York City’s oldest and one of its most prestigious private schools, announced Tuesday that it had purchased land for a new building between West 61st and 62nd Streets and between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:46pm
Not much has changed since 2008, an outside expert told Norwalk Board of Education members Tuesday night -- the special education program is still understaffed and underfunded.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:42pm
When State District Judge John Dietz sided with school districts in their lawsuit over state funding, he cited three primary reasons to support public education: civic, altruistic and economic.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:33pm
As part of what he calls "a very ambitious education agenda," Gov. Peter Shumlin wants to boost child-care subsidies for lower-income families. But he is taking flak for his proposal to fund that idea: Shumlin wants to "redirect" $16.7 million in state money that's now spent on an earned-income tax credit for low-income residents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:27pm
Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard. During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:01pm
Following in the footsteps of Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is moving closer to cutting its ties with the La Grange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE) cooperative — a move that means it would educate special needs students on its own.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 1:40pm
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is asking a special panel he appointed to overhaul the way students are assigned to schools to delay a key vote set for Saturday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:10pm
Both houses of the General Assembly this afternoon passed bills to create a special school district designed to take over and fix failing schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:05pm
Charter school supporters urged New Hampshire lawmakers Tuesday to increase state aid to these nontraditional schools.