Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:19pm
The Department of Education is giving morning-after pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 New York high schools, The Post has learned.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:12pm
hite Oak ISD is one of 23 school districts in the state selected to participate in a consortium that will develop new education learning standards, a new state assessment and a new accountability system for public schools, Superintendent Mike Gilbert said Thursday. The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium will hold its first meeting next month, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 6:27pm
Since 2008, $20 billion in state funding has been slashed from San Diego's public schools system. If Proposition 38 is passed, it will generate $10 billion annually for California’s public and charter schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 6:21pm
As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s underperforming classrooms, he faces several daunting tasks: slashing an estimated $1 billion budget deficit, confronting a woefully underfunded employee pension system and finding money for the pay raises that settled the first teacher walkout in a generation. He hasn’t ruled out school closings and tax increases, both of which would be hugely unpopular.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:05pm
A state commission has called for more spending on technology in Georgia schools, less money for central administration and more support for campus psychologists, nurses and counselors.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:56pm
Students who struggled with their reading during the last school year are finding that nothing has changed: They still cannot properly read. These children are not alone. The International Dyslexia Association reports that a researched minimum of 5% of school children fail to learn to read in spite of adequate instruction, motivation, and intelligence. A shocking 95% of these children reach junior high undiagnosed and unremediated.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:46pm
Littleton Middle School, Day Elementary School in Westford, Lowell Community Charter School, and Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica were all recognized as commendation schools due to their impressive Massachusetts Assessment scores.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:24pm
School districts in Iowa, among other places, are facing a delicate balancing act: Find a way to collect past-due balances for school meals while ensuring that students don’t go hungry.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:14pm
Scholastic, publisher of the "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games" series of children's books, said revenue from the education sector fell 17 percent in the latest quarter, contributing to a wider loss than a year earlier. The company blamed some of the revenue fall on schools holding back spending ahead of the looming fiscal cliff, nearly $1.2 trillion in across-the-broad spending cuts, offset partly by tax hikes, that will hit the U.S. economy if Congress does not agree to changes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:07pm
With school officials anticipating a difficult financial year ahead of them, School Committee members want to meet with other town boards early in the school year to discuss priorities for the district.