A 198-page report by the Ferguson Commission recommends a focus on whole-child issues like hunger and school discipline and an overhaul in how the state of the Missouri deals with unaccredited districts.
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National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.
January 21, 2015
Through its initiative, the school system will spend $20 million over the next three years through mentoring programs, targeted grants, and opening a new all-male college preparatory high school in a high-need area.
October 09, 2014
The standards—updated for the first time in six years—help guide preparation, training, and evaluation for principals, as well as state policy related to school leaders.
August 19, 2014
The police force for the nation's second largest school district aims to drive down its high rates of citations and arrests of students who fight at school, get caught with tobacco or alcohol, and other minor offenses.
August 12, 2014
The district's decision follows the news that a Florida man at the center of a Major League Baseball steroid scandal admitted he had also provided performance-enhancing drugs to high school athletes.
June 17, 2014
Bringing health and social services directly to schools that serve struggling students is the focus of the new effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
May 21, 2014
Eligible education and research organizations can apply for federal grants to implement and study school safety programs.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
February 25, 2014
Every school in the District of Columbia Public Schools system will receive funds to devote to efforts to improve students' happiness with their learning environment.