Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 10:32pm
Bundled in their winter coats, students hopped off their buses and walked past an armed police officer standing at the entrance to Riverside Elementary West last week.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 10:30pm
As winter break ends, kids across Ventura County are returning to their backbreaking work — not their homework, but rather their lugging of heavy textbooks around school and sometimes all the way home.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 10:27pm
The city Department of Education says it is ready for a potential strike by school bus drivers.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 10:18pm
Boston parents who do not get their choices of kindergartens for their children in the first round of the lottery now have the option of letting the School Department pick a school for them under a change that went into effect last week.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:42pm
Tiburcio Vasquez, a 19th century outlaw, is remembered in historical accounts as a notorious criminal who terrorized southern California. But one school district in California wants to remember him another way: as a hero to the Hispanic community who fought back against injustice.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:29pm
Durham's superintendent of schools says new exam requirements will cost the school system more than $100,000 a year. Durham Public School Superintendent Eric Becoats spoke Thursday about new exams required by the state. As part of North Carolina's Race to the Top plan, common exams will now be given in any subjects that are not already covered in a state-mandated exam. In the past, teachers whose classes were not part of a state test would administer their own exam. But now, the exams will look the same across the board, even for classes like physical education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:11pm
A charter school in Gloucester that had agreed to close at the end of the school year is instead shutting down at the end of next week. The 100 remaining students at the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School will be moved into regular public schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:06pm
The number of students enrolled in Iowa public schools jumped significantly this school year, state Department of Education data released Thursday shows. The department said an overall rise of 0.6 percent for the 2012-13 school year was the first significant increase since 1996, although overall enrollment has dropped over the last five years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:02pm
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday he supports a bill that pushes school corporations to enter into formal relationships with local law enforcement. The relationships would put in place school resource officers by providing state grant funding.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:14am
New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it's because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to assign girls higher grades than their male counterparts.