Intel yesterday chose a Cerritos, Calif., high school to receive services and such products as wireless and wired devices, computers and software. The project is an effort to demonstrate how schools can refurbish old machines at a fraction of the cost, company representatives say.
Some suburban Raleigh parents say Wake County's policy of assigning students to schools based on their socioeconomic standing limits their ability to choose what school their children attend, a report says. The district says mixing poor and affluent students has raised poor students' academic achievement.
The state's education reform team reportedly is applying additional pressure on schools to encourage students to attend classes. Under new criteria implemented yesterday, three-fourths of high schools and about half of middle schools would receive an "unacceptable" grade on their report cards for absenteeism.
St. Tammany Parish's Option III program provides vocational training for students who have been unable to pass high school exit exams. Educators and officials say the optional job-training courses give lower-performing students a productive alternative to dropping out of school.
New York City's Board of Education yesterday said it would vote next week on whether to renew Chancellor Harold Levy's contract, which expires on June 30. Six of the seven members reportedly don't want Levy back, but president Ninfa Segarra says the board would renew the contract if Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked them to.