Through the 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.
It's a continuation of a trend that's been building for years and a "defining moment" for the U.S. education system, which must find ways to confront the barriers poverty creates for academic achievement in order to thrive, an analysis says.
The state currently allows spankings, and requires each district to set its own policy governing the way they're used in schools. A similar bill, which would also have applied to private schools, failed last year.
Are fewer students eating school lunches because of new nutrition standards? An analysis by the Food Research and Action Center says no.
An Alabama school principal plans to have students throw canned goods at intruders. Where did this idea come from?
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students launched a website Tuesday that includes free materials to help educators address student bereavement, which can be a barrier to academic engagement.
This week, I'll also share some links about racial perception in schools, homelessness and toxic stress, and more.
Debra "Deb" Eschmeyer, co-founder of FoodCorps, will be executive director of Let's Move.
Teens overestimate how often their peers participate in risky sexual and drug-related behaviors, and those misperceptions may cause them to adjust their own behaviors, a study found.
The court says that it is well-settled that requiring vaccinations to attend school is within the "police power" of the states.