Education

Cheating Widespread in El Paso Schools: Audit

Cheating remained endemic at the El Paso Independent School District even after a disgraced superintendent was arrested, according to an audit released Monday.


Bilingual Student Helps Others Boost Performance

Watching Daniela Rodriguez stroll across the Glynn Academy campus one would think she's been a Georgia resident forever. But that's not the case.


'Parent Trigger' Laws Get Traction, Despite Ones Already on Books

The push for the "parent trigger" option for turning around struggling schools continues, with new laws under consideration in about a dozen states.


Study Correlates English Use, Dropout Rate

English-language learners are twice as likely to drop out of school as their peers who are either native English speakers or former ELLs who have become fluent in the language, concludes a report by the California Dropout Research Project.


Speaker Touts STEM Science and Math Skills

For the next several years, nearly 30,000 jobs in Washington state will go unfilled due to a shortage of candidates with the necessary math and science skills.


UTEP Top Producer of Hispanic Engineers

For the first time, UTEP has been ranked as the top producer of Hispanic engineers at the graduate level in the nation, and second in the country for undergraduate engineers.


NJ to Take Over Camden Schools

Saying the school district in Camden, N.J., is at a "breaking point," Gov. Chris Christie said Monday the state would take over its operation.


Federal Cuts Deal a Blow to Calif. Head Start

Merced, California's Head Start office is waiting for guidance from its Washington, D.C., headquarters on the extent of federal budget cuts and how they should be implemented locally.


Cuts Disproportionately Hit Native American Schools

The mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts from the federal sequestration are causing little noticeable effect on most school campuses, but schools for Native Americans are already feeling the pinch.


Congress Passes Bill to Reinstate Tuition Assist for GIs

Congress will force military officials to reinstate tuition assistance funding for the rest of the fiscal year after troops and veterans protested the end of the education benefit.


Closing 'Achievement Gap' Still a Challenge, County Schools Chief Says

First, some good news: San Luis Obispo County students living in poverty or still learning English continue to make academic strides.


So. Calif. Students Win HSF Awards

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) will honor a new generation of Southern California students, parents, teachers, schools and volunteers at the third annual Leaders in Education Awards on April 18.


Chicago Schools Backpedal Order to Pull 'Persepolis'

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is asking principals to disregard an earlier order to pull the graphic novel "Persepolis" out of schools by the end of Friday, but she asked that schools stop teaching the book to seventh-graders.


McGeorge Takes a Tumble

The recession, technologies offering low-cost legal services and shrinking demand for lawyers are all behind University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law tumbling in a ranking of its peers, a school official said.


Career Possibilities for High School Girls

Foothill High School junior Nanika Cross had always thought science careers were boring. No different than chemistry class, where the subject matter dealt with covalent bonds and the periodic table of the elements.


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