- Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement
Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement. >
Sep 23, 7:43 AM:
- Two Philly students now have seats on the school board
Student representatives do not have voting power, but they take part in all board discussions and gather information from peers across the city; last year’s board representatives helped select a new superintendent.
Sep 23, 7:40 AM:
- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kalus pledges to revamp education testing in R.I.
During the 2020-2021 school year, only 33 percent of students in grades three through eight were considered proficient in English language arts and 20 percent were doing math at grade level. Results for the last school year are >
Sep 22, 9:11 AM:
- ‘A wonderful journey’: This Staten Island charter school is receiving $10K in arts funding
With construction of a new building on track to provide more seats for students at Hellenic Classical Charter School in Bulls Head, Borough President Vito Fossella announced more than $10,000 in arts funding to the school on >
Sep 22, 9:08 AM:
- In union-stronghold Pennsylvania, Democratic nominee supports school choice
Support for more education funding isn’t a rarity among Democrats nationally, but a Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee is standing out for his support of school choice.
Sep 21, 10:12 AM:
- New Excel Academy launches for students in CF, NP, Providence
Leaders said Excel brings 20 years of experience running high-quality schools and prioritizing a rigorous and inclusive approach.
Sep 21, 10:11 AM:
- Six Philly-area schools named Blue Ribbon winners by the U.S. Department of Education
Last year, seven local schools won the honor. Schools can be recognized either for overall academic excellence or for stellar progress in closing achievement gaps among students.
Sep 20, 9:46 AM:
- LePage unveils education reforms and a 'Parents' Bill of Rights'
LePage, a Republican who is seeking a third nonconsecutive term as governor, is also calling for “true school choice” so public education funds follow students to “a public school, private school, charter school, or parochial >
Sep 20, 9:38 AM:
- 3 Bronx charters named National Blue Ribbon Schools
Only three New York City public schools made this year’s list of National Blue Ribbon Schools, and all were charter schools located in the Bronx, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s picks released Friday. >
Sep 20, 9:30 AM:
- Private, homeschool enrollment on the rise in RI
Public school students are back in the classroom with no COVID-19 restrictions for the first time since 2019, but private schools in Rhode Island are reporting record enrollment and homeschool co-ops are also on the rise.
Sep 20, 7:28 AM:
- Families reflect on the pandemic’s long-term impact on students’ learning
...data showing the full extent of COVID-19's long-term impact on elementary students' learning is only just starting to emerge.
Sep 19, 10:07 AM:
- Global Learning has big plans as New Bedford's first charter school marks 20 years
The opening of school this year officially marked two decades since Global Learning Charter Public School opened its doors with ambitions of offering a unique educational experience unlike anything New Bedford — or much of the >
Sep 19, 10:01 AM:
- Vermont’s top education official says school districts cannot deny tuition to religious schools
Vermont’s top education official has told school districts they cannot withhold public tuition money to schools because of their religious affiliation, issuing what appears to be the state’s first public guidance on the subject >
Sep 15, 7:10 AM:
- Great Oaks Legacy Charter School welcomes new middle school building in Newark
On Wednesday, the middle school students and staff welcomed dozens of community members and education professionals to the ribbon-cutting of the new 32,000-square-foot facility in the West Ward and celebrated the completion of the >
Sep 15, 7:08 AM:
- NY private schools must show they're teaching the basics
Private and religious schools in New York face greater scrutiny after state education leaders approved rules Tuesday requiring them to prove their academic programs line up with those of public schools.
Sep 15, 6:52 AM:
- Coalition says education achievement gap has widened
Three years after the Student Opportunity Act was signed to address educational inequity, pledging $1.5 billion to the public education system by 2027, low-income and minority students are falling even farther behind their peers >
Sep 15, 6:49 AM:
- New State Rules Offer Road Map for Regulating Private Hasidic Schools
The State Board of Regents on Tuesday enacted regulations aimed at holding New York private schools to minimum academic standards.
Sep 14, 5:17 AM:
- Pennsylvania districts announce universal free breakfast program
Governor Tom Wolf and local officials have announced a plan to provide universal free school breakfasts for 1.7 million students across the commonwealth this school year.
Sep 14, 4:56 AM:
- All Pennsylvania public and charter school kids will receive free breakfast this year
More Pennsylvania kids will start their days with full stomachs due to a new program from the Wolf Administration.
The $21.5 million dollar initiation will bring free universal breakfast to 1.7 million kids, starting Oct. 1 and >
Sep 12, 10:23 AM:
- Renovated castle in Wilmerding, Pa., will provide space for charter school
The 45,000-square-foot Westinghouse Castle will be renovated for the Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School.
Aug 9, 8:51 AM: