Governor Northam orders all Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of two weeks
Business / Health / Virginia

Governor Northam orders all Virginia K-12 schools closed for minimum of two weeks

~ Statewide closure intended to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus ~ RICHMOND—On March 13, Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, at … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe announces recipients of the Inaugural Governor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Education

 ~ Virginia recognizes outstanding individuals, schools, programs, and partnerships ~ RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 27, the first recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education. This new initiative recognizes outstanding educators and leaders, schools, divisions, and community partners across five categories: closing the achievement gap, community partnerships and collaboration, innovation in education, … Continue reading

Education / U.S. News

‘You are my slave:’ School ends Civil War dress-up activity

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — School officials say there will be no more Civil War-related student dress-up activities at a Georgia elementary school after its “Civil War Day” sparked conflict among students, parents and others. Big Shanty Elementary School last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the war. The mother of a 10-year-old … Continue reading

Report finds segregation in education on the rise
Education / National / Politics

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, … Continue reading

Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes
Education / National / U.S. News

Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes

DETROIT (AP) — A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 — ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even as investigators doggedly battled fraud in a district that lacks textbooks and even toilet paper. … Continue reading

Singapore schools, F1 race on edge as bad haze persists
Asia / Education / Health

Singapore schools, F1 race on edge as bad haze persists

SINGAPORE (AP) — Billowing smoke from Indonesian forest fires has worsened Singapore’s air pollution, raising concern among organizers of this weekend’s widely anticipated Formula One night race, as well as in schools that reopened Monday after a weeklong term break. Large parts of neighboring Malaysia were also shrouded in the gray, acrid pall, and an … Continue reading

Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
Education

Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community

It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel’s Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: “Take your hands off our schools.” Private Christian schools are among Israel’s highest ranked educational institutions, … Continue reading

Unequal Schools
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Unequal Schools

PARIS (AP) — France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country’s future. The plan from the Socialist-led government came after an international study ranked France among the developed … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

4 Va. schools nominated for national environmental award

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Education is nominating four schools for the 2015 national Green Ribbon School program that recognizes environmental awareness. Bassett High School in Henry County was nominated for reducing its electric consumption and its nationally recognized horticulture program. Coles Elementary School in Prince William County has created nine … Continue reading