No, Bethany Poon does not have an extra set of eyes, ears and hands. Yet somehow, in a matter of moments, she is helping two first-graders get started at a computer station, showing another group an easy way to add…
As the U.S. Department of Education continues to give states more assessment flexibilityunder the No Child Left Behind Act, the number of states that plan to use common-core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools continues to grow.
A bill that would create a state academic standards board with the power to derail the implementation of nationally aligned reading and math goals in Wisconsin's public schools will likely see intense debate Thursday in Madison.
Mary Scott Hunter is a lifelong Republican, military veteran, military wife, corporate lawyer, small-business owner, Sunday school teacher, and mom of three school-age kids. Her father was a star quarterback on the University of Alabama’s football team. Her mother was…
An initiative to address the shortage of computer science offerings in the L.A. Unified School District will go before the school board Tuesday. Only one-in-three of the district's high schools are offering a basic course this year, and far fewer are…
New school lunch rules mean some students are eating more fruits and vegetables, even while tossing plenty of apples and carrots in the trash, a new study shows.
Bullying victims may soon have an additional forum to report harassment if a bill making its way through the South Carolina House becomes law.
Last week, voters in Seaford, Del., roundly defeated a proposal that would have replenished money the school district is losing when federal Race to the Top funding dries up after this school year.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and state schools chief Randy Dorn said last week they’d be introducing a bill to bring Washington state’s teacher evaluation system in line with federal demands.
Information collected in schools about South Dakota students must be limited and sharp restrictions placed on sharing the data, the state House of Representatives decided Monday.
Suffolk County school superintendents stepped up efforts to halt the state's next round of Common Core standardized tests, now less than a month away, with a direct appeal Monday to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has proposed upgrading the state's broadband infrastructure and charging school districts and charter schools $15 per child for the next six years to help pay for it.
Last year, $360 million in public school funding was shuffled from one community to another as 72,000 students sought an education in a different school district.
The Central Kitsap School District is asking the community for help in its quest to recover federal funding. The district’s goal is to obtain 1,500 signatures by March 5 on a petition to get back its Heavy Impact Aid.
Many Chicago Public Schools students found themselves Monday in the middle of a tug of war between parents and teachers calling for a boycott of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and district officials who continue to stress the exam's importance.
Indiana’s proposed math and English standards, intended to replace the controversial Common Core, are under fire by some critics for being bloated and vague.