Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 3:05pm
Wisconsin school districts buy plenty of local produce for their lunchrooms but could do better in buying local dairy products, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. The census also shows 59 percent of the 315 districts that responded are involved in the Farm to School program.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:46pm
A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to pull as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from school districts that don't administer the new PARCC assessment exam to students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:43pm
The boards of education in all 173 school districts have approved a policy raising the dropout age from 16 to 18. The Kentucky Department of Education provided each district with a $10,000 grant to plan for implementation of the higher dropout age.