A new public charter high school being proposed in Andover, Mass., called STEAM Studio, would abide by the same laws and rules as district schools, be governed by a public board of trustees and be overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Our educational system is not keeping up with that of many other industrialized countries, even as the job market becomes more global and international competition for jobs becomes steeper. We have gone from the leader to a laggard.
Indiana Judge Joseph VanBokkelen found in favor of a Fort Wayne district's ban on students wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets, designed to promote breast cancer awareness. The ACLU brought the suit to defend the rights of a student who had the bracelet taken away from her in school, arguing that high school students are mature enough to deal with the bracelet's sexual innuendo. The judge said the evidence did not support that stance.
Task force members will meet Friday to discuss the recommendations expected to be posted on the State Board of Education’s website late Wednesday or early Thursday. The list isn’t necessarily the final set of recommendation that will go to the governor.
The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.
President Obama got back on the bus Thursday with both a short- and long-term agenda. Over Thursday and Friday, the president planned to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolled through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential budget battles in September, including the prospect of a government shutdown.
Americans have a decidedly mixed view of the education reforms now sweeping the nation, supporting moves to open up public schools to more competition — and yet wary of ceding too much control to market forces.
In the 45th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward Public Schools released Wednesday, less than one-quarter of those polled believe that increased testing has helped the performance of public schools, and a majority oppose the inclusion of students' test scores in teacher evaluations.
The Alabama Department of Education has begun taking small but meaningful steps toward encroaching on the right of church-based schools to operate free of government oversight, and it should stop dead in its tracks.
For the first time this year, the report cards Ohio uses to rate public schools will give schools letter grades based on how much a school closes the achievement gap between different groups of students.
Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.