Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 3:30pm
As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 3:05pm
In the past year, education-reform icon Sal Khan has been lauded by Bill Gates as the "teacher to the world" and has been listed among Time magazine's 100 most influential people.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 2:53pm
Charter schools are public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, but charter and regular public schools don't have to follow all of the same rules.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 12:26pm
The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough and the Southborough Police Department in collaboration with the Northborough Police Department have been chosen to be a host site for the “Safe School Initiative and Threat Assessment” training developed by the U.S. Department of Education and Secret Service.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 12:13pm
Students in a central Indiana school district who test positive for drug use could lose the right to participate in extracurricular activities and be forced to undergo counseling as part of changes to the district's drug testing policy.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 11:50am
If our kids learned as much in school as Canadian kids do, we'd increase our gross domestic product by about $50 trillion over the next 80 years, estimates Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 11:39am
Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 4:46pm
With 20 percent of American school children attending rural schools, access to computers and high speed Internet at home is becoming a necessity for students out-of-reach of public libraries and public computer labs.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 4:43pm
After two years of construction, the final crunch is coming for the new Phoenixville Area Middle School with school staff set to move in for work Aug. 20 and the students’ first day just a week after that.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 4:39pm
Brentwood students from kindergarten through middle school will get to explore the educational potential of iPads and the unlimited apps this academic year.