Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:43am
The death of Warren Hills Regional High School's quarterback from injuries suffered in a game has brought new scrutiny to high school football. Roughly half of the estimated 1.1 million high school players last year got hurt, and a quarter of those injuries were concussions, according to a study.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:15am
The School District of Philadelphia proposed a sweeping set of changes that would affect 5,000 students and more than a dozen of its schools — changes that include openings, closings, and in-district and charter conversions. But the Pennsylvania state budget impasse makes the cost of reforms a persistent question mark.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:07am
Amid concerns about sexual assaults on college campuses, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring high schools that mandate health courses to provide lessons in the prevention of sexual violence. The measure also requires lessons promoting affirmative consent before couples engage in sexual relations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:55am
The school system lowered the graduation rates to account for a higher-than-advertised dropout rate, another blow to a district beset by financial and professional turmoil. The accuracy of the district's numbers had been called into question as early as January in a report by the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:30am
Members of the city's Panel for Educational Policy panel vowed to continue pushing for school diversity while tabling a measure that would force the city to clarify its stance on using race in school admissions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:16am
It was Florida's first-ever Dads Take Your Child to School Day this Wednesday as thousands of fathers brought their children to elementary schools across the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:37am
A number of Tennessee school districts haven't complied with an open records request for content that concerns Islamic curriculum being taught in public schools. The American Center for Law & Justice submitted records request for all 146 Tennessee school districts earlier this month.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:30am
About 350 Colorado schools will try out a new survey this year that measures how well they incorporate health and wellness into all aspects of school life, from curriculum and meals to student services and school culture. Healthy Schools Smart Source will also enable them to see how they compare to other public schools in the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:27am
The state's top expert on school funding told lawmakers that Oregon should seriously consider directing a bigger share of school funding to help low-income students. Currently, the state allocates 25 percent more money for a student living below the poverty line than one living above it.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 12:23am
Research shows that in Pennsylvania’s public schools skin color, not economics, determines how much money districts get. At any given poverty level, districts that have a higher proportion of white students get substantially higher funding than districts that have more minority students, according to new findings.