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Archived Schools Articles in the Media

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Savvy school or capitalist tool? The debate heats up over whether a cash-strapped California school district should be allowed to sell the naming rights for its schools to corporations ...More from Wired News

Students can't get no privacy. Thanks to a new federal education law, high schools across the country are required to hand over students' names, addresses and phone numbers to military recruiters ...More from Wired News

Schoolgirl invents Wallace and Gromit style bed. A German schoolgirl has invented a Wallace and Gromit-style bed that makes people get up in the morning. Teenager Iris Koser calls her invention "The Merciless Bed" ...More from Ananova

Online test prep free-for-all. California high school students who can't afford to shell out hundreds of dollars for college entrance exam prep courses can now get free pre-test instruction online... More from Wired News

Laptops not yet Maine-Stream. In rural Maine, seventh-graders have the same shiny new laptops as their coastal cousins. But with fewer resources and training, many teachers are learning to use the machines along with their students ...More from Wired News

Study: PDAs good for education. A new report from SRI finds that handhelds can be effective tools in the classroom. Over 90 % of teachers who used them with their classes say that handhelds can have a positive impact on learning ...More from Wired News

School's Out: One young man puzzles over his future without college. Ben Farmer at 19, steering his silver Camaro Z28 down Main Street on a Friday night, glances at the Dairy Freeze and thinks about the buddies he graduated from high school with last year. They're off at college, probably partying tonight, the beer, the girls, at Virginia Tech, Radford, wherever ...More from the Washington Post

Algebra = X in one US school, Y in another. Teaching inconsistent as standards waver. After taking Maryland's state algebra test this year, Susan Gruenspecht's students at Westland Middle School in Montgomery County wanted to know: Where was the algebra? ...More from the Washington Post

College tour piles on possibilities. The bus rolled down sticky summer highways, past the hulking shipyards of Philadelphia and the lush lawns of the Main Line suburbs, yet its young passengers barely glanced out, their weary eyes sunk into required reading or the stacks of glossy brochures that chronicled their trip thus far ...More from the Washington Post

Teachers criticize voucher ruling. The way Kay Johnson sees it, if US public school parents want to send their children to private schools, that's fine. She adds one detail. "They should pay for it" ...More from CNN

Struggling to get civics back into the classroom. US educators face hurdles in effort to reverse slide in citizenship knowledge. The fifth-graders at Ritter Elementary School tackled the type of agenda known to keep more than a few city councils, PTAs and school boards meeting well into the night ...More from the Washington Post

Learning while black. You've heard of racial profiling on the roads and in the skies. But are minority kids also being unfairly singled out for discipline in schools? ...More from TIME

1 in 3 4th-graders can't find own state. US fourth- and eighth-graders showed small improvements in their knowledge of geography between 1994 and 2001, but on average, students still have only a basic knowledge of the subject ...More from the Washington Post

Working on nothing but a tan: Many US teenagers decide they can do without summer jobs. Liz Salamone expects to spend most of her summer lounging by the pool, vacationing and, as she describes it in the mantra of recent high school grads, "sleeping all day, partying all night" ...More from the Washington Post

Study: History Still a Mystery to Many US Students. Six in 10 Seniors Lack Basic Knowledge; 4th-, 8th-Graders Post Modest Gains ...More from the Washington Post

World Bank pushes 'education for all'. Plans to ensure universal primary education are backed by finance ministers meeting in Washington ...More from the BBC

A Satellite Baby-Sitting Service. Soon, parents can equip their kids with bracelets that allow them to track their movements on the Internet. Not good enough? Try an implantable GPS device secreted under the skin ...More from Wired News

An Expertise That Helps All Students Grow. Wall space is precious real estate in the third-grade social studies classroom of teacher Gloria Bryan, Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary ...More from the Washington Post

US SAT Scores Available on Internet. High school students can end the nerve-racking wait for SAT scores a week early by getting their scores online, but it will cost them ...More from Wired News

Schools See Drawback to Parents' Fundraising. Montgomery County is struggling with how to allow families to pay for improvements for their public schools without creating a two-tier system of haves and have-nots ...More from the Washington Post

No school today. In dozens of school districts across the US, parents get a phone call with a taped message from the superintendent. And in even more districts, weather cancellations, early dismissals and other announcements come via mass e-mail or cell phone text message ...More from USA Today

Splitting the Los Angeles' school district into 11 divisions cuts bureaucracy. A year ago, it might have taken Robert Collins months to fix the peeling floor tiles at a school in the nation's second-largest school system. These days, he says, it takes just a day because of a cut in paperwork brought about by splitting the 704-square-mile Los Angeles school district into 11 semiautonomous "subdistricts ...More from CNN

New York City public schools beef up security. CAASS uses photo identification cards with barcodes to screen students as they enter the school building and to record attendance. If a person attempts to enter a school without a valid photo ID, the system sounds an alarm to draw staff members' attention. CAASS can phone parents about attendance issues, track textbooks issued to students, and print report cards ...More from Internet Wire

Smart Idea: Laptops for Teachers. Teachers in Michigan are starting the school year with their own computers, thanks to a new technology initiative paid for by the state ...More from Wired News

Debating Merits of Palms in Class. Some US schools provide handheld devices to help students learn, while others ban them to prevent disruptions and cheating ...More from Wired News

Senator Targets School Hackers. A New Jersey senator thinks hackers who attack school computers should be imprisoned, but critics say his proposal goes too far ...More from Wired News

New York City high school student gets Bill Clinton to address her graduating class. Katie Couric prompted her to read from her letter to him: "You are the first President who was a real person. Honestly, it might be good for you too, to be in a place where you are adored, respected and appreciated no matter what the latest media reports" ...More from the Media Research Center

School Refuses to Hold Back Girl. A parent who asked his 13-year-old daughter's middle school not to promote her to ninth grade has lost his fight. James McKinley had pleaded with officials at G. Gardner Shugart Middle School to retain his daughter, who he said is not academically or emotionally ready for high school. But he said the school rejected his plea ...More from the Washington Post

Two boys, a paper gun and a heap of trouble. When 8-year-old Hamadi Alston pointed a paper gun at his classmates and announced, "I'm going to kill you all," he said he was only playing cops and robbers. But his words launched him and a classmate on a grim trip through the juvenile justice system ...More from the Washington Post

US Senate approves education bill requiring tests. The landmark measure calls for huge spending increases. It would let some parents use U.S. funds if schools fail to meet standards ...More from the Los Angeles Times

Schools That Stretch. Is there good news about America's schools? Yes: some of them are simply great, even against great odds. What makes them that way? To start with, gifted teachers and inspiring principals. But an exemplary school must also set great expectations for instructors, students and parents. Great schools ask everyone to stretch ...More from Time

FBI to investigate school spending, expenses. After years of complaints from parents about San Francisco's crowded, ill-equipped and run-down schools, the FBI has been called in to find out whether the mess is more than just a matter of bad management. ...More from CNN

Bill takes on ads at school. The US Senate is considering provisions to a bill that would restrict the amount of information marketers can zap students with. Naturally, the ad people don't like it ...More from Wired News

Judge halts prayer at graduation ceremony. A federal judge has barred student prayer at a suburban high school graduation Sunday, marking the first time in the school's 80-year history that a prayer will not be offered during the ceremony ...More from CNN

Web hitches one-room schoolhouse to the world. The one-room schoolhouse in a tiny cattle ranching community might not seem like a place where the future of education is unfolding. After all, the town is just a gas station-restaurant-post office, the school, a highway maintenance station, a few vacant buildings and a weathered cattle chute. But inside the Brothers School things are humming ...More from CNN

Apple Retools IBook for School. CEO Steve Jobs says kids and teachers will love the redesigned portable computers, which are lighter and more network friendly ...More from Wired News

A New 'Paige' For Education. When the secretary of education paid a visit to Silicon Valley, he called the US public school system an "already-dead monopoly." Public educators weren't too happy... More from Wired News

School Hardware Doing Hard Time. Four years ago, U.S. government agencies were ordered to donate thousands of excess computers to needy schools. Now the government is trying to figure out why most of them ended up getting sold instead... More from Wired News

The Kindness Factor. Teachers' overwhelming concern for children is a principal reason why many American schools have yet to reach their potential... More from the Washington Post

Gates Donates Millions to Schools. Bill Gates donates millions to help schools in California. Also in Katie Dean's Education Notebook: closes shop.... A university requires online coursework.... Palms in schools.... And more... More from Wired News

US Students burdened by their bookbags. At dinner tables, school-board meetings, and soccer practices nationwide, frustrated parents are lifting their voices to protest the bulging backpacks of after school assignments that squeeze family time and turn most evenings into tearful struggles with exhausted, miserable children... More from US News

Reviews Are In: Teachers Settle. Two San Francisco City College professors who brought a lawsuit against a teacher-review website have settled and will pay $10,000 in legal fees. But they plan to fight for changes in the law to stop similar cases... More from Wired News

How to Fix Your High School? Americans can fix what ails their high schools -- no matter how intractable the problems may seem. U.S. News exams five troubled high schools where educators and parents turned things around. There's no cookie-cutter formula for success. But there are strategies that work... More from US News

Ed-Tech Success Hard to Assess. How do educators prove that technology is working? They haven't found a clear way to measure it yet, but the positive results are seen in schools across the country. Katie Dean reports from Alexandria, Virginia. More from Wired News

Teaching US Teachers to Teach. An alliance between an education website and a teaching association is designed to provide professional development on the Web for rookie teachers. But will the instructors share their best info?... More from Wired News

New School of Thought on Piracy. Your average music freeloader on the Web isn't a college student, a study finds. He's male, all right, but he's older than you think... More from Wired News

Schools that think. Four experiments in American public schools are examined. Each one has a different approach, but all have similarities... More from Fast Company

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  • A. J. Dimond High School Anchorage AK
  • Aberdeen High School Aberdeen MS
  • Abington Heights High School - Clarks Summit PA
  • Academic Resource Center Tallahassee FL
  • Academy for Engineering and Design Technologies Bergen NJ
  • Academy for The Advancement of Science & Technology Bergen NJ
  • Academy of Environmental Science Secondary School New York NY
  • Academy of Holy Angels Richfield MN
  • Accelerated Learning Laboratory Worcester MA
  • Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School Honolulu HI
  • Aiken High School Aiken SC
  • Air Academy High School Colorado Springs CO
  • Airport High School West Columbia SC
  • Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Mobile AL
  • Albany Academy for Girls Albany NY
  • Albany High School Albany GA
  • Albany High School Albany CA
  • Albany High School Albany NY
  • Albert Einstein High School Kensington MD
  • Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque NM
  • Alexander Hamilton High School Elmsford NY
  • Alexis I duPont High School Greenville DE
  • Allegany-Limestone Central School Allegany NY
  • Allendale Columbia School Rochester NY
  • Altamont High School Altamont IL
  • Alternative High School Bronx NY
  • Alvirne High School Hudson NH
  • American High School Miami FL
  • The American Institute of Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico
  • Americus High School Americus GA
  • Ames High School Ames IA
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Stockton CA
  • Amos P Godby High School Tallahassee FL
  • Anacortes High School Anacortes WA
  • Andrew Hill High School San Jose CA
  • Ann Arbor Community High School Ann Arbor MI
  • Annapolis High School Annapolis MD
  • Annapolis West Education Centre Annapolis Royal CA
  • Anoka High School Anoka MN
  • Apopka High School Apopka FL
  • Appleton East High School Appleton WI
  • Appleton West High School Appleton WI
  • Apponequet Regional High School Lakeville MA
  • Aragon High School San Mateo CA
  • Arcadia Valley High School Ironton MO
  • Archbishop Mitty High School San Jose CA
  • Archbishop Moeller High School Cincinnati OH
  • Archbishop Ryan High School Philadelphia PA
  • Archbishop Wood Catholic High School Warminster PA
  • Ardsley High School Ardsley NY
  • Argus High School Ceres CA
  • Arkport Central School Arkport NY
  • Arlington High School St Paul MN
  • Arsenal Technical High School Indianapolis IN
  • Artesia High Artesia NM
  • Arundel High School Gambrills MD
  • Ashland High School Ashland OH
  • Athens Drive High School Raleigh NC
  • Atlanta International School Atlanta GA
  • Atlantic High School Atlantic IA
  • Auburn High School Auburn AL
  • Auburn Middle and High School Riner VA
  • Augusta High School Augusta KS
  • Augusta Military Academy Fort Defiance Va
  • Aurelia Community School Aurelia IA
  • Aurora Alternative High School Bloomington IN
  • Aurora High School Aurora OH
  • Ausable Valley Middle-High School Clintonville NY
  • Averill Park High School Averill Park NY
  • Avram Iancu High School Cluj-Napoca RO
  • Ayala High School Claremont CA


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