Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 7:40pm
The Texas Comptroller shined a light on rising school district debt in the state, but local districts said the comptroller’s study left out some key pieces of the puzzle.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 7:38pm
Boulder Valley School District is no longer allowing shadowing as fifth-graders and their parents decide where to attend middle school during open enrollment.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 7:15pm
A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $2,500 per semester for completing high school early.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 7:09pm
Three local school districts have been recognized for gains in the number of students who take Advanced Placement courses and perform well in them.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 6:59pm
The West Virginia Board of Education is preparing its response to a wide-ranging audit of the state's education system and President Wade Linger says his top priority is increasing student achievement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 6:54pm
All eyes were on Newark teachers last week as they voted on a contract that could put the city on the vanguard of the national reform movement. They responded decisively, in a lopsided vote with 62 percent in favor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:22pm
The first of two D.C. Council hearings on a plan to close 20 public schools schools started Thursday, while opposition to School Chancellor Kaya Henderson's proposal has started emerging from various quarters.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:05pm
On Oct. 24, physical education teacher Kathy Hibbard held a kickoff meeting at Shaker Lane School (Littleton, Mass.) to introduce students and staff to the "Fuel Up to Play 60" program. Sponsored by the NFL and the National Dairy Council and inspired by a number of recent studies connecting good nutrition and exercise with improved academic performance, the program encourages children to make healthy eating choices and to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:58pm
Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:54pm
Texas' new education commissioner Michael Williams said Thursday that he is considering a new system for rating school success and he thinks it should take into account how well districts are closing the achievement gap between Anglo and minority students.