Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 4:38pm
The curlicue letters of cursive handwriting, once considered a mainstay of American elementary education, have been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years. Now, with most states adopting new national standards that don’t require such instruction, cursive could soon be eliminated at most public schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 4:33pm
A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg's second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with "The Princess and the Frog" and answering questions about the story on a worksheet.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 4:26pm
Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 4:19pm
Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 3:43pm
One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 2:05pm
Now schools are preparing for the new breakfast guidelines, which will go into effect next school year, and some are applying for grants to help implement and educate students about the new rules.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 9:23am
In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:40pm
Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:34pm
School safety legislation that would provide crisis training for school employees who are authorized to carry concealed handguns on campus was approved Thursday by the Texas Senate Education Committee.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:02pm
A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.