Schools in Flagstaff, Ariz. are sending letters to parents of overweight students, urging lifestyle changes.
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November 16, 2010
October 22, 2010
A Pittsburgh high school that is singled out for criticism in the film "Waiting for Superman" is working to salvage its reputation.
October 21, 2010
A Cincinnati public school took three vanloads of voting-age students to the polls during school hours and gave them sample ballots--which only showed Democratic candidates.
October 19, 2010
Proponents of a pilot teacher-performance assessment hope it will one day be used as a requirement for teacher licensure nationwide.
October 11, 2010
Today is just like any other Monday for students in Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallasbut in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago, schools are closed for what's become a contentious holiday, reports abcnews.com. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1934, but more and more places ...
October 01, 2010
In an effort to offset budget cuts, a Massachusetts district is planning to put ads in school notices and letters sent home to parents.
September 29, 2010
If teachers dislike standardized test so much, why haven't they come with a better means of gauging student learning?
September 02, 2010
Teacher-led schools are cropping up at various points around the country.
August 09, 2010
Teachers at the prestigious Hunter College High School, a New York City public school, are fighting the school's administration over what they believe are discriminatory admissions policies.
July 29, 2010
The Washington Post ran a lengthy front page story last weekend about Kevin Ricks, who was a high school teacher and sexual predator for almost 30 years. The article certainly provides fodder for Law and Order's ripped-from-the-headlines plots. The events are indeed disturbing: How could someone so ...