Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 6:40pm
As lawmakers in Washington consider changes to immigration laws, Miami-Dade public school officials want them to know just how much their policies are taxing South Florida’s classrooms.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 3:55pm
Parents, staff and students from school districts across the state — Trenton, Camden, Irvington, Gloucester City — shared horror stories of broken windows, collapsing roofs and choking mold in dilapidated schools at a meeting yesterday of the state Schools Development Authority.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 3:52pm
The head of a western Massachusetts charter school says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections from some who say it’s offensive to Christians.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 3:49pm
The Education Department is investigating whether Seattle's public school district discriminates against black students by subjecting them to tougher and more frequent discipline than white students, agency and district officials said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 3:45pm
To add to the busy schedules of high school principals and assistant superintendents, they go door-to-door to speak with students—and their parents—in the Clark County (Nev.) School District. These students have dropped out of high school, and administrators are encouraging them to return and pursue a diploma.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 1:40pm
An Alabama judge has blocked the signing of a hotly contested education bill that has divided the state legislature. Democrats are heralding the decision as a victory but state GOP leaders say the bill was passed fair and square and say the judicial branch needs to butt out of the legislative process.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 1:25pm
A police officer has been suspended without pay as officials investigate an incident at a high school here in which his gun fired. Sean McCutcheon, an officer in the Lloyd, N.Y., police department and a school resource officer for Highland Central School District, accidentally discharged his gun at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday in the hallway of Highland High School here, the school district and police said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 9:17am
Clark County Schools Superintendent Dwight Jones announced Tuesday evening that he is stepping down from the nation's fifth-largest school district. Jones, who was hired in October 2010, said he is leaving to take care of his ailing mother.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 8:56am
Eight new positions will be created to focus on teacher effectiveness and come with a price tag of more than $800,000 in 2013-2014, but the overall school budget is down 3.3 percent from this year's.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 4:46pm
Critics say it is an overreaction to children who are just kidding. But after shootings like the Newtown, Conn., massacre, school leaders are taking tougher approaches.