Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 1:13pm
An effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to win a high-profile $40-million grant has unraveled after the L.A. teachers union declined to sign the application, a condition for the competition imposed by the federal education department.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 1:00pm
Ahead of a joint meeting today of the Senate education and criminal justice committees that will address school discipline, a new study suggests that adjusting disciplinary policy could improve results at Texas public schools while saving money at the same time.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:44pm
Texas will need to spend at least an additional $8 billion per year to ensure its students meet the tough new academic standards imposed by state lawmakers, a top school finance expert testified Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:53am
Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:50am
A new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:53am
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that schools will remain closed on Wednesday -- the third straight day -- as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:25pm
Some seniors at Greenville High School are banding together to make a difference so students don’t feel hungry due to new food regulations. New requirements headed by first lady Michelle Obama and members of Congress went into effect across the nation this school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:21pm
The emotionally charged issues of race and education are on the agendas of several Connecticut school boards as officials struggle to seek state-mandated racial balance at elementary schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:15pm
With five straight years of budget cuts and deferred payments from the state, California school districts have increasingly had to turn to borrowing. Now, if neither state proposition that would shore up education funding passes Nov. 6, the cost of borrowing for many districts is likely to go up.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:08pm
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has developed a new School Report Card for each public school which uses multiple measures of student learning.