public schools

Spelling Bees Teach Public School Students More Than Just Spelling

Positioned as showdowns, smack-downs or friendly competitions, spelling bees have a long and storied past in the United States.



Candidate Neel Kashkari Releases Proposal To Fix Public Schools

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is releasing his proposals to fix California schools, which include getting rid of the state’s complex education code and sending state funding directly to schools rather than districts.


A view of the California State Capitol.  (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senator Wants To Dump English-Only Law

A state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.


school testing

Calif. Seeks To Shelve Current Standardized Tests

Education officials are proposing to do away with the standardized reading and math tests California public school students have taken since the late 1990s.


A judge is expected to issue a ruling Monday on whether yoga is a religious practice that shouldn't be allowed to be taught in public schools. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Glamour)

Judge Ruling If Yoga Is Tied To Religious Practice, Allowed In Public Schools

A judge is expected to issue a ruling Monday on whether yoga is a religious practice that shouldn’t be allowed to be taught in public schools.


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Will longer school year help or hurt US students?

Longer winter breaks and shorter summer vacations are ideas being tested around the country as school districts debate whether to extend the school year.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown’s Education Funding Proposal Draws Skeptics

Education was a big winner in Gov. Brown’s budget proposal, ut how that money will be divided is causing controversy.


First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.