Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:31am
Nearly all Chicago aldermen are hoping that no new charter schools open this school year, according to a resolution introduced in the Committee on Education and Child Development.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:28am
An Idaho high school is requiring its cheerleaders to wear leggings or sweatpants under their uniforms after finding the short skirts were not suited for stairs or sitting without exposing the buttocks of teen girls. A long-standing policy in the district’s dress codes requires skirts no shorter than mid-thigh but that had not been strictly applied to cheerleaders in past.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:40am
Associations representing school officials sounded cautiously supportive of a bill that would require screenings for drug addiction in school. But they said there are still details that must be worked out – for example, how to protect student confidentiality.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 12:20am
The state's school superintendents are reconsidering their support for the state's education accountability system amid rising concerns over plans to use last spring's test results for school grades. Many superintendents are displeased with the department's unswerving intention to assign 2015 school grades using what they consider suspect data.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 4:28am
The Wake County Public School System has blocked Snapchat from school networks, saying that the popular app does not have instructional value and creates a disruption in the classroom.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 4:24am
The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio's largest charter school with 15,000 students, wants to limit the damage from its F grades on state report cards, now that the Ohio Department of Education is no longer just throwing them out of key new charter school evaluations this year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:17am
Pennsylvania schools have a new source of disparity: a state budget impasse that has driven some districts to borrow while others expect no problems for months. School districts missed more than $1 billion in payments in August and expected to miss another $700 million in September, according to estimates.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:15am
Starting this fall, all second graders in the city's public schools will learn to ride in physical education class. A nonprofit association sends instructors into schools as part of the national Safe Routes to School program to teach bicycle safety basics and help students practice their skills.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:07am
Kids at Washington's Mercer Island School District are now banned from playing the popular childhood game of tag on the playground during recess to ensure the physical and emotional safety of students, according to the district.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 3:01am
Ann Arbor Public Schools can continue to ban guns in schools, a judge ruled, dismissing a lawsuit that challenged newly adopted policies in the district. The decision conflicts with one last month in Genesee County, where a judge ruled that a parent had a right to openly carry his gun at his daughter's school.