The national dropout rate reached a record low last year.
The schools have more than 1,300 students all together, and Whole Foods says the funds raised will directly support students.
The US is poised to begin a new era; the overall number of Latino, African-American and Asian students in public schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.
For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled.
There are plenty of parents who want their school aged children to go to a good school with better student outcomes than the one in which they actually live. This may be illegal.
A small group of activists seeking more money for Pennsylvania’s public schools staged a sit-in protest outside Gov. Tom Corbett’s office.
The federal Justice and Education Departments warned public school districts recently not to deny enrollment to immigrant students illegally.
But the push for funding continues. The School District is facing a $216 million deficit, and the budget deadline is approaching.
Findings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.
The Washington Post reports that some schools restrict AP access to show a high rate of success, so some good students in math, science and engineering are losing out.
Analyzing data, Washington Post columnist suggests more vigorous learning at high schools that don’t field a football team.
Between 2009 and 2013 the number of students, k-!2, receiving free breakfast in the country’s public schools increased by about two million.
For Dr. William Hite, the goals are researched, proven and interconnected, at the top 100 percent college or career readiness.
Two years ago, Florida required 100 of its lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour each day to use the time for reading instruction. The program has produced good results.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett joined Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to discuss his Energy = Jobs campaign, funding for Philadelphia’s public schools, a court ruling that struck down the highly controversial voter identification law, and the progress of an initiative to privatize the commonwealth’s state owned liquor stores.