Latest State School Stories

2013-10-10 23:22:33

Maponics school attendance zone boundaries were used to identify over 10,000 elementary school zones tracked in the study. White River Junction, VT (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Maponics, a leading geospatial data provider, announced today that their school attendance zone boundaries, part of their School Boundaries dataset, were used to power a study conducted by Redfin, an online real estate brokerage. The Redfin study found that home prices in school attendance zones (SAZs) with top...

2013-05-24 23:02:50

CompuHigh understands that many state educational requirements do not work well for all families. CompuHigh provides an accredited private school, Whitmore School, that maintains independence from state requirements. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 CompuHigh online high school strives to promote rich and varied educational alternatives across the United States. CompuHigh recognizes that state educational laws do not fit every family's needs. As a private school, CompuHigh is independent of any...

India's Private School Students Do Not Outperform Public Students
2012-10-11 11:03:09

Contrary to past research, private school students in India do not outperform their counterparts in public schools, finds a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study challenges the claim that private schools are superior — a hot issue in India and other developing countries that are expanding K-12 educational offerings. During the past decade, some 40 million children have entered India´s education system, giving rise to a growth in privately run...

2008-07-12 18:00:22

ACADEMIES expel twice as many pupils as other State secondary schools. England's academies had an average permanent exclusion rate of 0.47% last year, compared with 0.22% at other schools. As there are only 47 academies in the country, the number of exclusions was low, at 190, whereas 7,520 students were expelled by all State secondary schools. Academies are semi-independent of the State system, with more freedoms to design courses. Many are backed by investment from wealthy business...

2008-06-24 18:02:40

Council leaders are pressing ahead with plans to turn two Birmingham secondary schools into city academies, despite protests from teaching unions. Heartlands High in Nechells and Shenley Court in Weoley Castle will close on August 31 and re-open the next day as academies bankrolled by the education charity Edutrust. They are among eight the city council is proposing to take out of local authority control to improve performance. Adults and Communities Strategic Director Tony Howell...

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