Latest Public education Stories

2010-05-21 14:14:17

Separate but unequal tiered system of schools created post-Katrina.

2008-08-23 09:00:28

Our view: Disabled, foster-care pupils shouldn't lose funding, but state must cap program amid questions about its legality An effort by some lawmakers to find money for a school voucher program that was sacrificed in the lengthy and difficult state budgeting process should raise questions about how legislative priorities are set.

2008-08-18 18:00:38

By Curtis LeMay / Special to The Herald I read Jim Watkins' recent letter on school vouchers with interest, and I agree with his assessment. However, Mr.

2008-08-05 06:00:38

By Akilah Johnson, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Aug. 5--Florida's school voucher program is again under a microscope after a judge decided Monday that two proposed constitutional amendments can appear on the November ballot.

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Vicki McClure, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 4--A proposed state constitutional amendment offers what sounds like a simple and painless remedy for improving public education in Florida -- require every school district to spend at least 65 percent of its money on classroom instruction.

2008-07-29 00:00:36

By Malin Rising STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students? It may sound out of place in Sweden, that paragon of taxpayer- funded cradle-to-grave welfare.

2008-07-15 00:00:29

By Rev. Richard B. "Rick" Waller AS A former public educator, like Mr. Karl Priest, I have come to different conclusions as to the state and direction of public education. Mr.

2008-07-09 03:00:25

By Walker, Olene S It is an honor for me to welcome you to the State of Utah and to the Brigham Young University campus. I commend the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the David O.

2008-07-08 03:00:00

By Campbell, David E I.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.