Rise in the popularity of online colleges puts “a dent in the estimated 36 million Americans who’ve completed some college but didn’t earn a degree.” But is their parity between traditional and online schools?
A new report released Tuesday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reveals an alarming trend of concentrated poverty in schools across the nation. Using data collected through U.S. schools’ community eligibility program — a school lunch and breakfast initiative that provides students free meals if they attend schools in high-poverty areas — CBPP […]
By Lexi Belculfine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — On Tuesday, Fatima Ahmad returned to Franklin Regional High School and found an unwelcome surprise. The junior from Murrysville traveled familiar hallways to her locker, hoping to grab books so she could study before she and her classmates returned to school Wednesday. When the metal locker door swung […]
SEOUL, South Korea — Dozens of ships and aircraft were involved in rescue efforts for 477 people aboard a ferry that ran aground and was sinking off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, reports said. Yonhap news agency said one person had died. It cited Coast Guard officials saying the passengers were being taken off […]
By Matt Stevens, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times ORLAND, Calif. — The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck […]
By Sharon Noguchi, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a testament to America’s best schools, U.S. students scored slightly above average in 2012 international tests in problem solving — and performed significantly better than expected, when taking into account their math, reading and science skills. On the Program for International Student Assessment […]
By Pamela M. Prah, Stateline.org Students paid attention when Mark Ingram, former Alabama Crimson Tide star and current running back for the New Orleans Saints, showed up at Calera High School outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Ingram and Alabama state Treasurer Young Boozer unveiled a free educational video game called “Financial Football,” developed by the NFL […]