About 50 million kids are headed back to school, lugging backpacks filled with heavy textbooks. An education can weigh as much as 30 pounds, making back-to-school a backbreaking ordeal.
More Wisconsinites are aware of a new set of educational standards in K-12 schools this summer compared with last winter, and half the people who know about them have a favorable opinion of them, according to the results of a new state poll.
The Oklahoma Board of Education created a steering committee Wednesday to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state’s public schools.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and education commissioner Pam Stewart have given the U.S. Department of Education 30 days to change its position on Florida’s accountability measures relating to English learners.
Alabama is leading the nation in improvements on Advanced Placement tests used to qualify high school students for college credits, officials said Wednesday.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge’s order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state’s voucher program.
Washington state’s Supreme Court will determine whether charter schools will be allowed in the state. Hearing are expected to begin in October.
One of Camden’s highly controversial Renaissance schools opened Wednesday with little fanfare, but lots of smiles.
The Indiana State Teachers Association is calling on Gov. Mike Pence to pause the state’s education accountability system for a year, now that the federal education chief has said states can choose to hold off on using new, tougher proficiency tests to rate schools and evaluate teachers.
Lawyers in New York working with former CNN anchor Campbell Brown on a legal challenge of teacher tenure have agreed to consolidate their case with an earlier complaint filed by a group of public school parents that also seeks to change job protections for teachers.
A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books using a pseudonym, with one depicting a “futuristic school shooting.”
Angela DiBattista has been rehired by the McKeesport Area School District after an almost nine-year battle with district officials.
On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher described in explicit terms her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, “make my trigger finger itchy.”
A former assistant principal at a Manhattan high school got caught switching nearly a dozen of his son’s grades from failing to passing, authorities said.
Students were forced to be outside in the heat as punishment as the temperature hit 90 Tuesday. Lunch supervisors at North Ward Elementary made dozens of kids sit on the blacktop.
Chicago’s Board of Education unanimously changed how it ranks its schools Wednesday, introducing minimums that will benefit the highest-performing schools and potentially lessen the number of schools at the bottom.
THE PHILADELPHIA School District lacks the proper financial controls to monitor student activity funds, petty cash, high-end equipment and other tasks, according to a report released yesterday by City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
A massive expansion of classroom technology has come to a grinding halt in Los Angeles.
A former central Ohio superintendent spent nearly $100,000 on personal travel and alcohol over a five-year period and must repay the money, a state investigation found. Bart Anderson, the longtime superintendent of the ESC of Central Ohio, used the ESC credit card to pay for more than $450,000 in travel between 2007 and 2012, but more than $90,000 of that travel wasn’t for business.
As Californians prepare to send their children back to school, local school districts are preparing to welcome students, teachers, and staff back into the classroom. In recent years, however, high litigation costs have contributed to cutbacks in school budgets placing added pressure on the budgets of school districts, parents and teachers.