Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:01pm
Merrillville Community Schools Corporation, located in a suburban town outside Gary, Ind., is an award-winning district, having achieved a 90 percent graduation rate in 2012 with 78 percent of its students demonstrating proficiency in English, math, and science.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 3:57pm
Designers are working to create educational games that can be as elaborate and engrossing as any computerized bird-flinging saga or mythical battle fantasy that students (or their teachers) might stay up all night playing.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 3:28pm
After years of torment from bullies, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich, Conn., took his own life on the first day of school in September. His death has led many to question the effectiveness of district bullying policies, and whether or not school leaders are responsible for identifying students who may harm themselves.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 3:23pm
Almost two out of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, and those who have understand little about them, a new poll finds.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:56am
iPads tablets, and smartphones are enhancing classroom assignments, homework and content sharing between students and teachers. What solutions are districts using to make sure these devices are secure, functioning properly, and being used only for educational purposes? If you can be a source for our story, please follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 2:11pm
Students who are physically active during school get better grades, even as nearly half the nation’s administrators have cut time from PE classes and recess in the last decade to focus more on math and reading, a new report found.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 2:10pm
By setting a clear vision, Superintendent Jim McIntyre has made his mark at Knox County Schools, a flourishing Tennessee district where most of the 15 high schools can boast of graduation rates above 90 percent.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 2:04pm
A first-of-its-kind coalition of five of the nation’s largest districts is working to improve the reputation and quality of school food.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:09pm
Schools were already dealing with a budget deficit and extreme drops in enrollment, a problem that could get worse if the bankruptcy declaration leads more people to leave the city.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 6:23pm
A Nebraska superintendent has added his own program to the increasing number of academies designed to teach his peers critical management skills that they may not have learned during their formal education.