Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 4:32pm
The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 3:55pm
A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teacher strike goes ahead.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 3:48pm
Market data in the June quarter showed with certainty for the first time ever that Apple's iPad is replacing sales of traditional PCs to schools and students, according to one analysis.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 3:40pm
The Democratic Party released its 2012 platform late Monday night, and, like the administration’s policy over the past four years, it focuses on higher education through two prisms: federal financial aid and the need to increase the proportion of Americans with college degrees.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 3:33pm
Desire2Learn, a Canadian online education startup that offers an increasingly popular cloud learning platform for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, just announced that it has raised a $80 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures. The company, which is based in RIM’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, says that it plans to use this investment to bolster its customer service and cloud infrastructure, support global growth and to accelerate the development of its platform.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:30pm
It is common knowledge that the fresher the food, the more expensive the cost. When new federal guidelines required schools to increase the servings of fruits and vegetables and whole grains, many wondered how they will pay for it.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:27pm
The Green Bay School District hopes to become the second in Wisconsin to offer the college-prep International Baccalaureate program from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:22pm
Elfega Cazares isn't taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in the city's Pilsen neighborhood, she knows her children stand to lose the most if teachers walk off the job next Monday.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:20pm
The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get much of the produce it served to students from national distributors who shipped fruits and vegetables from outside California.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:18pm
Children are returning to school this September with new shoes, new backpacks and a new curriculum.