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Portland school board approves solar energy project

Portland Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to pursue an offsite solar power project to provide 3,500 kilowatts of electricity to the school district. The Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that directs the superintendent to work…

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Two Big-City Teacher Strikes Loom on the Horizon

Two of the nation's top five largest school districts could see a teacher strike this fall. In Clark County, the district that encompasses Las Vegas, teachers are set to strike on Sept. 10 if the union is unable to come…

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Support grows nationwide for paying teachers more

Most Americans believe that K-12 schools deserve more money, the federal government should chip in a bigger share of education costs and a college education — especially at community colleges — should be tuition-free, according a nationwide education poll released…

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The Case For Summer Vacation

Far from being a legacy of the agricultural economy, Dartmouth economist William Fischel argues that the system of summer vacation was created by urban school districts around the turn of the 20th century, beginning with the invention of the modern…

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Poll: people like the core of ‘Common Core’

A new national poll finds strong support for universal school standards in reading and math so long as they aren’t encumbered by the label “Common Core.” When those two words are affixed, the 2019 Education Next poll found, support drops…

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