Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:19pm
State and city lawmakers sharply criticized the Baltimore school system Monday after a searing audit called attention to a lack of oversight on school spending.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:14pm
Public schools in Oakland are looking for major kitchen remodeling with a measure on the November ballot.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:35pm
Two Milwaukee, Wis. schools, Atonement Lutheran School and Carmen High School of Science and Technology, which are making gains with a largely low-income or minority student population, have been recognized for offering a high-quality education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:31pm
Students in the class of 2012 at Hall and Conard High Schools scored 16 points lower on the SATs this year compared to last year, but the dip is "inconsequential" when compared to scores since 1992, according to a report presented to the school board last week.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:26pm
Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:22pm
Organizers of The Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, Fla., employ a very basic strategy to provide food for low-income elementary students. "We have a nine-word business plan: 'See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.' And we keep the operation that simple," co-founder Bob Barnes said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:18pm
In Santa Clara County, school board races are ordinarily slumber fests. So it was more than a little unusual to see an ad in the Santa Clara Weekly recently that pleaded with voters not to choose a candidate for the Santa Clara Unified School board, Christopher Stampolis.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:01pm
With all but four states having adopted the Common Core State Standards since 2010, districts have little choice but to implement them. But many private schools are also making the transition.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 4:56pm
We've all heard plenty about how students in several Asian nations continually outperform their U.S. counterparts on international tests for science, reading, and — especially — math. There is only one Western nation near the top of those rankings year after year, and Finland is an intriguing case.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 4:51pm
The LA Fund for Public Education today announced the launch of "Arts Matter," a first of its kind, citywide public art exhibition and fundraising campaign to revitalize arts education in the nation's second largest public school system.