Education Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.
The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject.
A Texas educator has been selected to head Fairfax County public schools, becoming the first woman to head Virginia’s largest school district.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is urging lawmakers to support a measure that would allow him to overhaul the county’s school system.
The Prince George’s County Executive is seeking legislation to give his office more control over county schools.
Officials say 151 public schools and one school division in Virginia have earned the highest awards given under a state incentive program.
Virginia ranked fifth nationwide in the percentage of public school students earning a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations.
Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.
In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last month, Montgomery County is accelerating its security plan for elementary schools.
The student’s attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policeman assigned to the school, felt his mind shift into overdrive.