The nation’s charter school movement was born in Minnesota 19 years ago when parents and community members noticed a number of urban students were faltering academically.
Race is not a taboo subject for Anthony “Tony” Smith, superintendent of the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District.
“The effects of oppression and racism are real and deep,” says Smith, who is white, “and we’re not going to recover or heal immediately.”
Administrators in districts that operate year-round schools advise others thinking about the shift to include all stakeholders in decisions and to have the answers to any perceived challenges.
Whether you’re in a state like Texas where partisans battle over the mainstream curriculum standards, or in a district like Tucson whose policies are under attack by the state board, community groups and groups of students and of teachers, getting through an ideological f
Despite its numerous accolades and widespread media coverage, HCZ is also taking its lumps.
With an increasing shortage of qualified candidates to step into turnaround principal slots, what can districts do to help build their own capacity for leadership?
Like most funding distribution systems, student-based budgeting (SBB) comes with a set of opportunities and challenges.
The online social networking explosion has made bullying a more difficult problem. We have seen in the news heart-wrenching stories of children who have committed suicide after relentless bullying online.
1. Let your administrator, fellow teachers and parents know about your educational network.
2. When available, use school-supported networking tools.
With its graduation rate at an all-time high of 63 percent, New York City’S Department of Education has taken several steps over the past few years to track graduates beyond their diplomas.
Administrators can try to prevent testing irregularities in the future by making clear to teachers and other staff members that there is zero tolerance for cheating, says Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators.
When the Fourth International Conference on Educational Data Mining takes place July 6-8 in Eindhoven, Netherlands, educators will explore the latest advances in the practice, an increasingly popular and effective way to discover new knowledge from large and complex data