Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:50am
School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners from flying on the back of vehicles on school property.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:41am
New Mexico's attorney general is launching an investigation into how the Albuquerque school system breached safety protocols and hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:34am
A new poll shows a trend that's developed alongside education reform: Americans believe there's too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools. Opposition also is mounting to linking teacher evaluations to student test scores, according to results of a new PDK/Gallup poll.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:27am
Cafeteria workers already knew what students ask for and what gets put on the tray but also decided to look at the leftovers to get to the root of the school nutrition problem. For instance, workers are now giving fruit wedges or slices instead of the popular but less eaten whole fruit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:21am
The State Finance Council approved millions in additional aid to schools — but gave larger, more urban districts less than Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration had recommended. More rural districts sought funds for declining property values while urban districts wanted aid for increased enrollment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 4:33pm
More Advanced Placement options for Indianapolis Public Schools students is one possible advantage to changing the way high schools are arranged, especially if it results in more students in grades 9 to 12 grouped together on fewer campuses.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:56am
Across Baltimore's suburbs, school districts are hiring more translators, updating policies and taking other steps to address the demographic shift that includes an influx of Hispanic and Asian students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:52am
Sixteen years ago, the first charter schools opened in Kansas City with the promise of ending a student exodus from the city’s public schools. But state data show that mission has failed, leaving hundreds of students to spiral between district and charter schools in a public education system still losing children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:49am
Farm/garden programs are becoming very popular in public schools. They’re sprouting up on 75 percent of campuses in Hawaii.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:52pm
The Wake County school system will open traditional-calendar schools today with 100 teaching vacancies and uncertainty about how many teacher assistants will be funded by the state this school year.