Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 5:05pm
After a monthslong guessing game about its fate, a new, two-year kindergarten program will open in hundreds of California school districts in August.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:02pm
It's lunchtime at McKinley Elementary School in San Diego, and the kitchen is filled with the aroma of chicken teriyaki and hamburgers. But there are no pots or cooking utensils in sight. An industrial four-burner stove sits idle.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 9:59pm
The last day for Madison schools superintendent Dan Nerad will be July 27. Nerad, who led the Madison Metropolitan School District for four years, will be replaced by newly appointed interim superintendent Jane Belmore.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 9:54pm
A Susquehanna Township School District school of the arts is on its way in the form of a pilot program this fall for the visual arts and theater.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 9:51pm
That’s right; the district is planning to launch its own Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of an effort to better communicate with parents and the community.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 9:46pm
Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff — from custodians to the principal — to smash what he called a "culture of silence."
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 9:39am
In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 3:49pm
The Prince George’s County school system is facing a search for a new superintendent after schools chief William Hite announced he is leaving for Philadelphia.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 3:47pm
Newark’s top education official has overruled the wishes of the district’s advisory school board and will lease five district-owned facilities to charter schools, a district spokeswoman said.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 3:36pm
The Common Core State Standards are taking root in public schools across the country, impacting more than 42 million K-12 students and 2.7 million teachers—but outside the education sphere, many people have no idea what the standards entail.