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.
Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post “In God We Trust” in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week.
Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.
Hundreds of teachers in D.C. will spend weekends and evenings this fall visiting homes of students in 43 schools hoping to improve academic achievement.
Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.
By Dr. Marciene Mattleman PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With large numbers of low income people in urban areas, community schools are on the rise – places that educate children, and have services like teaching English to […]