Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:30pm
When you're not yet 10, $8,453 is a lot of money. The elementary school students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood oohed and aahed Tuesday as State Superintendent of Education John White awarded that sum to each of 26 New Orleans "Top Gains" schools that made significant improvements in student performance last year, for a grand total of $219,800. And in Covington later that day, White gave $230,000 to the 27 Top Gains schools in St. Tammany.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:23pm
Stationed in front of one of his large self-portraits, the artist Chuck Close raised his customized wheelchair to balance on two wheels, seeming to defy the laws of gravity.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:18pm
The solution for avoiding school closings and continued, painful budget cuts in the Philadelphia School District?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:46pm
This morning Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman David Clifft released the names of the two additional candidates the board will interview on Wednesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:12pm
Charter schools in Indiana are among the nation’s best at raising student test scores when compared with other public schools, a Stanford University study showed.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:04pm
Dallas ISD has long assigned police officers to its secondary schools. Now, in the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut, the district’s 150 elementary schools will have a police presence.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 10:00am
In the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, Miami-Dade police have arrested a 16-year-old student at Miami Lakes Educational Center who threatened on Twitter to “shoot up this school this Friday.”
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:09am
Most students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut community of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, reviving the gun control debate in Washington.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 4:26pm
An accrediting agency is accusing the DeKalb County School District of a decade of “poor, ineffective governance,” announcing Monday that it’s placing the district on probation, leading to possible removal of the school board.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 4:24pm
Teachers across the city do not feel adequately trained to prepare students for upcoming state exams aligned with new, more rigorous standards called Common Core, according to a survey conducted last month by the United Federation of Teachers.