Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:37pm
Schools are fighting closures connected to high-profile figures and institutions.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:31pm
There is a large problem with mandated tutoring in Florida: The program pays public money to people with criminal records, and to cheaters and profiteers who operate virtually unchecked by state regulators.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 5:23pm
School officials in Santa Ana were in a bind several years ago: they wanted to build hundreds of new classrooms, but feared that voters would rebel against tax increases to pay for the construction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:56pm
The state attorney general has lost a court challenge to remove most of Detroit’s school board. In an order signed on Feb. 5, Wayne Circuit Court Judge John Gillis Jr. denied State Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion for summary disposition and granted the school board’s motion, effectively allowing the school board to continue to hold office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:50pm
Colorado Springs health officials are investigating after students at a high school in Colorado Springs found bugs in their school lunch. Students say they were eating lunch Wednesday when they saw the bugs in their soup. The students at Harrison High School began throwing their lunches in the garbage.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:44pm
A Texas House Democrat who chairs the Mexican American Legislative Caucus is asking: Why wait for a future legislative session or for Gov. Rick Perry to tell the Legislature to address public school funding?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:22pm
Stunned by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, police and school officials in one Colorado county felt they had to do something to reassure students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:11pm
At Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District, graduation rates and test scores are rising. Graduation rates are up 10 percent over four years ago, to 90 percent, and more graduates are attending college, the rate rising 8 percent to 88 percent in 2012. Digital programs are the reason.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:07pm
A measure directing the State Board of Education to require cursive handwriting in Idaho schools is headed for a full House vote after unanimously passing the chamber's Education Committee.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:01pm
The state Board of Education on Thursday approved a resolution opposing the use of corporal punishment in schools. The board has no authority to ban the practice, which is still used by nine of the 115 school districts across the state, according to Action for Children North Carolina, a child advocacy group.