This May 15, 2013 photo shows Lauren Russ in Chicago, posing with letters that she wrote home as a child from sleepaway camp begging her parents to come and get her.
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The Education Funding Agency report highlights a culture of "extravagant" expenses, "prestige" venues and first class travel at the E-ACT group.
What is your opinion about tablet initiatives in schools for the sake of education? Are students missing out on the benefits of experiential learning? There seems to be a fair case for tablets in the enterprise, where any tool that offers a productivity benefit in excess of its cost has a place.
One of Gov. Chris Christie's biggest antagonists is handing over her role at the top of the state's largest teachers union when her second term ends in August.
After four budget recommendations and more than two hours of debate between Cobb School Board members, they approved a final $856.3 million budget that included five furlough days, and giving employees a half-step increase salary raise next year.
North Reading High School was ranked 58 out of the 344 best high schools in the state by Go Local .
President Obama is suffering the not untypical reality of Second Term blues, or blahs.
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn, Secretary of State Jesse White and State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch encouraged all students across Illinois to access a free online tool designed to promote summer reading and keep students' brains active before school resumes in the fall.
Every parent thinks their kid is perfect. But for one family from Greendale, it's true! Their daughter earned a perfect score on her ACT.
But educators say it's become painfully clear too many Colorado high school graduates are not adequately prepared for going to college, entering the military or the work force.
Russellville High School seniors were presented with awards and scholarships Monday night totaling more than $400,000 for becoming quintessential models of academic excellence.
Nearly a thousand students crowded the steps of the state house in Louisiana to urge lawmakers to find a funding source to keep the state school voucher system going.
Affton High School has been recognized as one of the best public high schools in the country at preparing its students for college.
The principal of Hillview Elementary, near Buffalo, New York, has spent so much time typing teacher evaluations, entering data, and preparing for standardized testing, she barely had a minute to do what she used to do in her first 12 years of being a principal-drop in on classes, address parents' concerns, or get to know students.
Dr. Gregory Taylor, a 22-year veteran of Marietta City Schools, titled his first release "Paradise Lost: The Unraveling of American Morals." Staff/Laura Moon The assistant principal of Marietta High School recently released his first book, highlighting the breakdown of American morals and how he believes this collapse is a result of Hollywood ... (more)
"It's always hard to tell for sure exactly when a revolution starts," wrote John Tierny in The Atlantic recently.
A federal appeals court has denied asylum to a Christian family that fled Germany because that country does not allow home schooling.
Teachers, administrators and politicians came together at an education forum at Novi Middle School Monday, held by the Novi Education Association, to discuss Michigan's responsibility toward educating its population.
Attorney General Eric Holder is facing what is likely to be aggressive questioning by the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee on topics ranging from the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at... The leaders of a House panel told Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that they had serious concerns about the Justice Department's ... (more)
Buena Vista Superintendent Deborah Hunter-Harvill and school board President Randy Jackson at Tuesday night's tension-filled emergency meeting.
It's natural for parents to react with horror when told their child cheated in school, but new research reveals the line between right and wrong in the classroom is often hazy for young children.
The best part about the components of this dish is that you can mix and match the pieces.
I REALIZE there will be those who disagree with the Board of Supervisors' "Community Service" program.
The Disney makeover. On the left, Merida from "Brave" - disheveled and normally-proportioned. On the right, sketches of the new Merida post-makeover, posted on Disney's website until they were taken down yesterday - slimmer, glitzy, and... evil? The newest, most feminist-forward Disney princess, Merida of the animated film " Brave " asks, "If you ... (more)
Catharine Leahy says she took the test on her 17th birthday in February at Carl Sandburg College.
Over the past couple of weeks, several sources - both local and national - have issued their rankings of high schools in Rhode Island.
The cost of vandalism-related property damage reduced from $606,668 to $282,684 between 2009 and 2012, according to figures with the community and police during school holiday periods, have had a significant impact on reducing vandalism at our schools," Ms Burch said.
"Will this affect my grade?" "How soon will I know what I scored?" "What happens to me if I don't do well?" These kinds of questions, asked by kids about the standardized tests they endure each spring, are stumpers for a teacher.
INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis students trying to complete standardized tests that already have been delayed by technical issues have encountered more problems.
If your practice LSAT scores are more than 10 points below your target score, you should take the October exam.
In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Gus, walks across the catwalk near Durango, Colo.
Dogs have been used in classrooms outside of Florence, Ala., too. Here, third grader Jazi Phillip, left, gets a lick from Kyra, a 3-year-old American pit bull terrier and certified therapy dog, March 25 as Kyra's owner, Tony Meyer, looks on during a reading session at the Des Moines elementary school.
North Carolina groups that want to protect the funding for traditional public schools are trying to raise opposition to legislative proposals to expand private-school vouchers and charter schools.
Dan First of Danville is a singer, songwriter and local Christian acoustic guitarist who has a lot of heart for music.
With the cost of a four year education now exceeding $200,000 at many private colleges and $100,000 at public universities, families are searching for ways to afford college.
This 1965 photo provided by Anne D'Innocenzio shows her in the arms of her father, with her mother, sister and brother on a ship heading home from a family sojourn in Italy.
My Mother's Day gift - a reality check from this little punk, Laurel. This little red-haired, high-energy child is as effervescent, unpredictable and dangerous when applied incorrectly as one of Willy Wonka's Fizzy Lifting drinks.
The ACT college entry test will undergo a few changes in 2015. Students will have the option to take the test online.
Megan Miller, 12, transcribes her hand-written notes onto a school computer during her journalism class.
State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, spoke Wednesday as Texas charter school supporters rallied at the Texas Capitol to lobby the Legislature for more funding.
RUSTY COSTANZA / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Steve Monoghan, left, president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, and Dan McNeil, an attorney with the American Federation of Teachers, speak during a press conference in New Orleans on Thursday, October 1, 2009.
The school last week was named one of the top 2,500 schools in the country by the online news magazine, placing No.
Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed a new law that will let more children use tax dollars to enroll in private schools.
The Covington Board of Education named Alvin L. Garrison the new superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools after a special meeting held Saturday.
It is important not to place too much stock in rankings, but we should recognize the recent honor by Newsweek Magazine.
This simple Southern cake is a great go-to summer recipe, and wonderful vehicle for almost any fruit topping.
City high school students were congratulated on their academic excellence during the 2013 academic honors assembly Friday in the school auditorium.
A Lindbergh High School senior is one of two Missouri seniors honored by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.