Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:01pm
U.S. school children searching for a healthy snack at school - perhaps an apple or some celery sticks - may find that a bag of potato chips is much easier to come by, a report released on Thursday said.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:58pm
With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:53pm
The Rapides Parish School Board is expected to determine next week whether to retain the district's current no-retention policy for young students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:47pm
The Colorado Department of Education will cut off school-improvement money to five of the state's poorest-performing schools because they haven't gotten better despite the influx of cash.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:37pm
Roy Roberts, the emergency financialmanager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot proposal that would affirm the state's ability to take over financially struggling school districts and municipalities.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:19pm
There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 5:01pm
Even though most of them cannot yet legally vote, many of Westport’s students are getting an important lesson in politics this presidential election year. Students at Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School will be participating in mock elections held at their schools right before Election Day. To prepare for those mock elections, they are learning both about the essential mechanical steps required to register to vote as well as the all-important decision-making process for selecting the candidate of their choice.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 4:59pm
Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 4:53pm
The cost of educating public school students in Illinois continues to go up in the face of a struggling economy that has forced teacher layoffs and led to cuts in state education aid, new state data show.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 4:38pm
In what could become the largest solar power project of its kind in the nation, the Department of Education is proposing to install photovoltaic panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years in a bid to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.