Social Services

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

If you want to keep kids off the street and out of trouble, offer an engaging after-school program.

12/5/2011

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Seattle's school-assignment racial tiebreaker, the federal government issued new guidelines affirming that districts can consider race to help integrate schools.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

The child poverty rate rose during the recession in 1 of every 5 counties across the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

The Litchfield (Conn.) Board of Education, among other educational entities, will have to wait longer for a possible state mandate transferring the burden of proof from school districts to the moving party.

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

State’s schools are seeing more empty chairs in the classroom and burdens on educators.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

Mark Ossenheimer, principal of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx, threw out a name to add to the list of teenagers in trouble.

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Though the Albuquerque teacher who surveyed his high school students on sexual experiences violated district policy on requesting sensitive information, he sought to address an issue that affects more New Mexican youth than those in most other states.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

An Oklahoma Bible club, that tries to reach elementary school children with the message of Jesus Christ, is suing a school district for allegedly censoring their freedom of religious speech by preventing them from promoting the club within district schools, even though other community organizations are allowed to do so.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

9/28/2011

9/28/2011

A renowned, innovative after-school program that helps students control their tempers, deal with nerves, take responsibility and make good life choices is going national after receiving a $1 million donation.

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