Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 9:01pm
A new study found that students with disabilities who graduate from nonpublic schools in Baltimore are more likely than their public school classmates to be employed, enrolled in a post-secondary school and living independently and are less likely to have been exposed to the juvenile justice system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:57pm
Looks like Tiger Mom had it half-right: Motivation to work hard and good study techniques, not IQ, lead to better math skills, a new study shows.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:54pm
Colleges nationwide have taken to using online chat rooms as a way of reaching high school students in what these days is their natural habitat: the Internet.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:46pm
Facing deep financial problems, the Philadelphia School District has proposed an unprecedented downsizing that would close 37 campuses by June — roughly one out of six public schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:43pm
School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas' funding formula.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:38pm
In the face of more poverty and fewer resources, schools have become hubs for charitable programs, where churches, government agencies and charities deliver donations and services directly to children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:31pm
A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 12:22pm
Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been named a 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon School. It is one of six Maryland schools, and the only school from Howard County, to receive the honor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:41am
Derek Reeve, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, has asked his local school district to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms to protect their students. According to a letter obtained by The Capistrano Dispatch, Councilman Reeve said, "efforts must be taken to empower teachers, staff and parents to protect our children." The letter, dated Thursday, then suggests training teachers and staff for "active-shooter scenarios" and allowing school staff, teachers and parents to carry guns on school grounds to protect children in such situations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:30am
Administrative leaders from four Michigan school districts have been chosen as semi-finalists for the superintendent position in Rochester. The candidates' backgrounds are diverse: one is a former high school choir director. Another, a police detective. A former longtime technology director for Rochester Schools is also in the mix.