Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 5:01pm
As state officials talk about withholding money from Metro Nashville Public Schools as punishment for ignoring their directives, a veteran Metro board member said that kind of sanction would only hurt children.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 4:56pm
Six-year-old Hannah Franklin fidgeted and played with a hand-held computer game Monday while she waited outside the Minot Public School District office with her mother, Katie Franklin, to register for the start of school next week. Katie Franklin said the family moved to Minot from Colorado so her husband could take a new job. Hannah will be a first-grader at Bel Air Elementary.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 4:48pm
Despite mixed reaction from the community, and reservations from some board members, the Austin school district will continue to move forward with a plan for two single-sex middle schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 4:45pm
Beginning this fall, Mississippi teachers will have a new way to purchase classroom supplies -- state-issued procurement cards which will function similarly to debit cards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:41pm
Manatee County school district officials will be raising the weekly fees for the before- and after-school programs in 19 elementary schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:32pm
The Louisiana Department of Education today launched Believe and Include, a $4 million competitive grant program that will provide funding to schools to develop innovative programs that help students with disabilities achieve proficiency of the more rigorous Common Core State Standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:30pm
Balfour Education Center principal Kent Parent told the Henderson County School Board on Monday he wants to rebrand the school from the “alternative” high school to a non-traditional high school. Parent said the school is focusing more on technology and offering technical and vocational classes.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:25pm
As predicted, students across the state struggled with new math tests featuring more challenging content, according to results released this morning.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:21pm
When lunchtime rolls around at some Chicago-area schools this year, students in the cafeteria line might be served a panini or antibiotic-free chicken or a black-bean burger. And in at least one district, the salad bar will include a combination of cucumbers and jicama.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:19pm
With the start of school about a week away, parents are thinking about the new classes their children will be entering. But with that has come some concern over appropriate class sizes.