Latest Public school Stories

2008-10-01 00:14:08

By RICHARD GARNER The big question Why are we asking this now? Michael Gove, the Conservatives' schools spokesman, spelt out his blueprint for education at his party's annual conference - announcing that his party would adopt the Swedish model of allowing parents' groups, charities and companies to set up their own "free" which they could then run themselves.

2008-09-15 15:00:28

By TOM KERTSCHER Germantown -- The School Board has taken the rare step of eliminating full-day kindergarten -- which is offered at all but a handful of school districts in Wisconsin -- as it prepares for the second time this year to present voters with a referendum for a new elementary school.

2008-08-26 21:00:26

By MAGGIE FITZROY Brette Reiman was angry and embarrassed.

2008-08-25 12:01:08

By S Education is the first rung on the ladder of success for any citizen. As Thomas Jefferson said, "If the children...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Dan Lips As American students prepare to head back to school, parents should prepare for the imminent advertising blitz.

2008-08-14 21:00:24

Vancouver Public Schools has reached a landmark, with half its elementary schools offering all-day kindergarten. Three programs require that parents pay; seven others offer the program for free. The state pays every district to educate its youngest students for half a day.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

Chinese urban students will be free from tuition and other fees BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- China will make all urban students free from tuition and other incidental fees as of the coming Autumn term to promote the nine year compulsory education system, according to a State Council decision made Wednesday.

2008-07-29 06:00:42

To the editor: It is nearly August and the large retail chains have lined the shelves with brand new crayons, five-subject notebooks and smooth- writing gel pens. Children will return to school soon. On Aug. 25, many parents will engage in a collective sigh of relief.

2008-07-28 15:00:53

By ANGEL RIGGS See state aid figures for all the state's school districts Aid to Tulsa Public Schools, however, will remain the same.

2008-07-24 06:00:53

By Arielle Levin Becker, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 24--Jennifer Jackson finally had good news for her daughter, Raeyah: Her new school, the much-anticipated Achievement First Hartford Academy, will open next month after all. The 10-year-old took it with an adult dose of skepticism.

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