schools

Sen. Tim Scott, Dr. Steve Perry and other “NewsOne Now” panelists take on the hot-button issue of the role of charter schools in the education…

Author Kwame Alexander knows the importance of reading comprehension, but he also knows how important it is to relate to children. Alexander founded Book in a…

Some school districts are moving away from their zero tolerance policies in discipline because they aren’t effective. High dropout and arrest rates, combined with low…

Principals at some D.C. elementary schools cut recess time this year to 15 minutes per day to meet new citywide scheduling mandates, prompting protest from…

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed a bill this week that gives County Executive Rushern L. Baker III more authority to govern the struggling Prince George’s County…

In an effort to pass Florida’s new “Pull Your Pants Up”  law, State Senator Gary Siplin showed up to Orlando schools on the first day of classes to hand belts to students whose pants sagged. “We want our kids to believe they’re going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that […]

Last week, the San Diego Unified School District unveiled its plan to bring Black students up to speed. Its course of action — a $3.5 million effort that incorporates college-preparation, parent workshops and centers, and faculty members that serve as liaisons for families of Black students. The district’s program is one of many springing up […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: By Jay Matthews The end of the year is a time to count blessings. Let’s start with the underappreciated fact that the Washington area is the best place in the country for children to both learn the mysteries of science, math, English and history, and to become comfortable with stark differences […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Waves of swine flu and flulike illnesses are surging through Washington area schools, doubling the normal absence rate in several school systems and leaving some campuses with as many as one-fifth of students out sick. Although outbreaks linked to the H1N1 virus have shuttered hundreds of schools elsewhere in the nation, local […]

(Upper Marlboro, MD) — Prince George’s County Public Schools officials are pointing to results from recent standardized tests and Adequate Yearly Progress reports as proof of improvement in the schools. Board of Education Chair Verjeana Jacobs says she is particularly pleased by a ten-point jump in Grade Eight reading achievement in the Maryland School Assessment […]