A newly formed teachers and parents group asked the Syracuse school board to ensure that violent or disruptive students are quickly removed from their regular classrooms and transferred to alternative programs.
Parents may soon be able to freely pick their child’s public school for the next school year, regardless of neighborhood or school feeder pattern, thanks to a new proposal to open enrollment for all of Duval’s 117,000 public school students.
The construction of 1500 solar arrays at three of Willows Unified School District's campuses was completed with little disruption to the schools. Officials hope the solar project will save the district an average of $300,000 a year on utility costs over the 25-to-30-year life of the panels.
Urban school systems need something individualized and intensive as a safety net to help prevent students who start falling behind from falling completely through the cracks. But there is also a larger lesson here that it is not too late to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds even once they reach adolescence.
Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.
A higher number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools. That’s more than double the number of districts in the two lowest categories just two years ago.
New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.
Discovery Education and the White House announced that later this month First Lady Michelle Obama will lead U.S. students in a cultural exchange with their peers in China as part of the Of the People: Live from the White House Virtual Field Trip series. On March 25, Discovery Education will broadcast an interview between Mrs. Obama and an American student studying in China.
The Jasper County School District has initiated litigation concerning the design and construction of specific elements of two school sites. After investigating the cause of sinkholes, defects in the construction of the underground storm water system have been identified.
A House education panel approved HB 753, which would allow districts to have at least one "school safety designee" on each campus. That person would be able to carry a concealed gun after taking firearm and school safety training.
Baltimore City is working to raise tuition again for students who live outside of the district but attend city schools. If it passes, it would be the largest increase in almost a decade and the third highest for non-resident students in Maryland.
Proposed legislation in Harrisburg seeks to stop the unfettered flow of unfit educators. Senate Bill 46 would require districts to confidentially share certain information about teachers, closing loopholes that have allowed people unsuited for the classroom to move from job to job.