Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 12:04pm
School-board members in the region say they need to know what’s going on in their districts and whether they’re meeting residents’ expectations. Last week, the Olentangy Local School District (Ohio) board debated just how far board members can go to get that information. Can they call any administrator? Drop in on a school unannounced?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:56am
A school bus driver for the San Antonio Independent School District is dead and two students hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus crashed into another bus and then a fence in front of Wagner High School this morning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:48am
A Niles West High School (Niles Township High School District 219, Skokie, Ill.) volleyball coach struggles with how to handle an issue that's not in the school handbook. The opposing squad had just lost a boy to suicide. How should his players acknowledge the death? Or would doing so just make things worse?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:16am
One of the nation's biggest challenges in education is how to improve persistently low-achieving schools. The movie Won't Back Down - filmed in Pittsburgh and released Friday - gives one answer: Let parents and teachers take over the school if it is failing to educate students.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 7:35pm
Dr. Gregory Welk communicates the necessity of daily physical activity for children, provides guidelines for meeting daily activity requirements, and discusses the positive correlation between physical activity and classroom learning.