School districts in Dallas are looking to teachers to stay after school to help students with homework and organize extra curricular activities. The trend is aimed at supplementing tight state education budgets.
The principal at a high school in Morrisville, Pa., is emphasizing student input and community service in an effort to make students more involved in their community and politics. He says he hopes to increase the percentage of 18-to-25 year olds who vote, currently only one-third.
Noven Pharmaceuticals said the FDA has rejected its application for Methypatch, a treatment for hyperactivity similar to the popular drug Ritalin, but in patch form. They said the FDA cited "clinical and other issues" in denying their request.
The Seattle School Board hopes to have a new superintendent in place before the next school year begins. The current top administrator announced his resignation two weeks ago amid criticism of financial mismanagement.
A study found that new teachers often are hired after the start of the school year and are burdened with a heavy workload without sufficient mentorship. The findings suggest that schools should focus on mentoring new teachers and not purely on recruitment and retention strategies.