EDUCATION

CMS names 11 schools to take students who opt out of long-struggling schools
CMS names 11 schools to take students who opt out of long-struggling schools

In a first public glimpse at details of a new transfer-out option, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Monday listed 11 neighborhood schools that will serve as alternatives for students who want to leave six chronically low-scoring ones.Five middle schools –...

Grants go to charters and a traditional school to help teachers stay on the job
Grants go to charters and a traditional school to help teachers stay on the job

Julia Guy worried that remaining a teacher might be difficult once she started a family, and staying fit already posed a challenge — so she eagerly filled out a survey seeking suggestions on how to keep teachers in the profession.Her employer,...

Faculty cite concerns about legislature, board to UNC accreditor
Faculty cite concerns about legislature, board to UNC accreditor
Gov. Roy Cooper’s teacher pay plan: Raises averaging 10 percent over next two years
Gov. Roy Cooper’s teacher pay plan: Raises averaging 10 percent over next two years
GOP bills would make local school board races partisan, put state board on ballot
GOP bills would make local school board races partisan, put state board on ballot
At Princeton, former Obama rep talks trade in 'Trumpian' world
At Princeton, former Obama rep talks trade in 'Trumpian' world

By Mahishan Gnanaseharan For The Times of Trenton PRINCETON -- The former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama spoke about the future of the country's trade policy at Princeton University recently. Michael Froman, file photo. ...

How Rutgers wants to lower the price of textbooks for students
How Rutgers wants to lower the price of textbooks for students

NEW BRUNSWICK -- The six-week clerkship for third year psychiatry students at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School usually comes with extra cost: About $150 in textbooks, according to the university.  But Rutgers thinks it can soon slash that price tag...

Pasco County parents petition to keep principal Chris Dunning (but he's going anyway)
Pasco County parents petition to keep principal Chris Dunning (but he's going anyway)
As journalists talk about separate and unequal schools, Charlotte’s past sets the tone
As journalists talk about separate and unequal schools, Charlotte’s past sets the tone
How new UC Riverside research can help slow ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
How new UC Riverside research can help slow ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
Feds want a $10M refund from Newark Head Start, but the money's most likely gone
Feds want a $10M refund from Newark Head Start, but the money's most likely gone

Federal auditors want the Newark non-profit that ran the city's Head Start program for a half century to refund $10 million in taxpayer money, claiming the agency "inflated" its enrollment numbers. But officials with the now-defunct Newark Preschool Council...

These high school kids dance the night away for THON (PHOTOS)
These high school kids dance the night away for THON (PHOTOS)

They were hopping and bobbing and dancing the night away. The student body of Notre Dame High School started at 5:30 p.m. Friday and planned to keep moving until 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the newly renovated gymnasium at their high school in Bethlehem Township....

Rubidoux High students ‘disgusted’ by teachers’ negative comments about immigrant students
Rubidoux High students ‘disgusted’ by teachers’ negative comments about immigrant students
Teachers from Riverside’s Rubidoux High on leave for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ social media posts
Teachers from Riverside’s Rubidoux High on leave for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ social media posts
Rubidoux High students walk out, protest in response to teachers’ posts
Rubidoux High students walk out, protest in response to teachers’ posts
She broke a racial barrier at CMS. Now, the community says thanks.
She broke a racial barrier at CMS. Now, the community says thanks.

In her time, Elizabeth “Libby” Randolph was well known throughout Charlotte.As an African-American principal during segregation, she welcomed white teachers and students when the courts demanded integration and Charlotte entered the national spotlight.As...

Gradebook podcast: Testing, recess and more
Gradebook podcast: Testing, recess and more

This week, some key Florida lawmakers introduced legislation to move the state reading and math tests to the final three weeks of the year, among other changes toward what they're calling "Fewer, Better Tests." A parent proposal to require all...

Rider University adds computer science major to meet demand
Rider University adds computer science major to meet demand
Veronica Hohnmann named HOBY award recipient at N. Warren
Veronica Hohnmann named HOBY award recipient at N. Warren
'A Day Without Immigrants' protests: L.A. Unified urges students not to take part
'A Day Without Immigrants' protests: L.A. Unified urges students not to take part
Look at recess mandate for Florida elementary schools through longer lens, lawmakers say
Look at recess mandate for Florida elementary schools through longer lens, lawmakers say

Parents across Florida who've been advocating for mandatory daily recess in all elementary schools have grown notably enthusiastic as the proposal gains steam in both chambers of the Legislature.6 Days Ago3 Months Ago7 Months AgoThe idea's primary opponent...

Plan your supply purchases in the Hillsborough County schools
Plan your supply purchases in the Hillsborough County schools

Need to buy copy paper? Crayons? Folders?If you work for the Hillsborough County schools, you'll need clearance.Principals have been asked in recent weeks to consult with their staff and plan all their supply purchases through the end of the school year.This...

Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students
Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students
What time should school start? Sen. Portantino introduces bill calling for 8:30 a.m. start time
What time should school start? Sen. Portantino introduces bill calling for 8:30 a.m. start time
Seton Hall's president leaving for top job at DePaul
Seton Hall's president leaving for top job at DePaul