Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 11:07pm
Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 10:54pm
These folks have been running for places on the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which sets parameters for what public schoolchildren are supposed to learn, highly influencing the content of textbooks purchased all over the state and beyond.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 3:55pm
A 19-year-old student with Down syndrome may be able to play football and basketball during his senior year after schools voted in favor of lifting the age limit for sports eligibility under certain circumstances, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 3:47pm
While most Houston students celebrated the last day of school Thursday morning, Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons donned a grass skirt and a flowered lei and joined her cheerleaders in a motivational chant.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 3:15pm
These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.