Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:54pm
Hundreds of schools in the nation's largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:52pm
Wilmette and Winnetka school officials have joined educators across the country in the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre by taking a long look in the mirror.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:49pm
The Washington state Senate voted unanimously Monday to authorize $544 million in bonds for school construction projects, including $10 million for security upgrades spurred by the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:45pm
Republican state Auditor Dave Yost called on lawmakers and education officials to change the way they determine school attendance for state funding and increase oversight of districts after nine were caught manipulating enrollment numbers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:40pm
Charter schools authorized by Grand Valley State University have the best academic track record; while schools authorized by Detroit Public Schools have the worst, according to a report being discussed by the State Board of Education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:35pm
School Board members may approve pay raises for hundreds of employees today, including some of the district’s senior-most administrators.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 2:16pm
Washington's new WaKIDS program, which stands for Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills, is designed to help kindergarten teachers better understand the strengths and weaknesses of children.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 2:09pm
A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 2:00pm
Another four school districts “scrubbed” students from their rolls and might have been awarded higher state report-card ratings than they deserved, says a state audit released this afternoon.
Canton, Cincinnati, Northridge schools in Montgomery County and Winton Woods schools in Hamilton County are the additional districts found to have systemically withdrawn then re-enrolled students who had never actually left, a process called “scrubbing.”
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 1:47pm
Michigan students scored higher in math, reading and writing on the state's annual standardized tests, officials said Monday.