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March 07, 2011

Schools Start Single-sex Lunches

Single-sex classrooms in public schools have been on the rise for a decade, but middle schools in Kansas are testing out single-sex lunch and recess, reports The Wichita Eagle. At several middle schools in Wichita, Kan., boys eat lunch while girls have recess and then the two groups switch. Princip...

December 17, 2010

Late To Class? You're Locked Out

Under a tough new tardy policy, students at a Calif. high school who fail to get to class before the bell rings are locked out and sent to detention.

November 16, 2010

Obese Students Get Letters Home

Schools in Flagstaff, Ariz. are sending letters to parents of overweight students, urging lifestyle changes.

October 22, 2010

In 'Superman's' Shadow

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

Field Trip to the Polls

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

Toward a National Teacher-Licensing Assessment

Proponents of a pilot teacher-performance assessment hope it will one day be used as a requirement for teacher licensure nationwide.

October 11, 2010

Columbus Day Controversies

Today is just like any other Monday for students in Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas—but in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago, schools are closed for what's become a contentious holiday, reports Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1934, but more and more places ...

October 01, 2010

'This School Memo Sponsored By ...'

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

Are There Alternatives to Standardized Tests?

If teachers dislike standardized test so much, why haven't they come with a better means of gauging student learning?

September 02, 2010

Schools Without Administrators, Ctd.

Teacher-led schools are cropping up at various points around the country.

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