Reform

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

Principals, teachers, and other staff members at two Boston schools slated for state takeovers have been put on notice: They will likely be asked to reapply for their jobs in the coming months, a move that could lead to a mass exodus from Dever and Holland elementary schools.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013
The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Five Syracuse schools will have more time to teach their children next year, and they will get help from national experts on how to use that extra time.

11/18/2013

Dallas ISD is exploring ways to reopen several schools that were closed over the past two years in a cost-saving move.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013
Mayoral candidate Martin J. Walsh today announced a plan to bolster large district high schools in Boston, rolling out a policy on his opponent’s marquee issue: education.

10/4/2013

10/4/2013
A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.
10/4/2013
A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.
10/4/2013
Leonard J. Kerpelman, a Baltimore lawyer and gadfly who successfully argued a landmark Supreme Court case in 1963 that led to a ban on state-supported prayer in public schools, died on Sept. 26 in Baltimore. He was 88.
10/4/2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, certainly used to criticism, was subjected to even more during the past week due to his controversial decision related to Common Core State Standards. He seeks to create nationwide standards for the country’s public education system through a common curriculum and testing procedures.

10/3/2013

10/3/2013
It’s a place not that different from hundreds of small towns across Missouri and thousands more across America, where public schools are more than just centers of their communities. They represent hope for the future, the key to grasping the next rung on the economic ladder — and the promise of a better life for our kids.
10/3/2013
California public schools serving poor children have better facilities, more textbooks and more appropriately qualified teachers than they did seven years ago, according to a study released this week by the American Civil Liberties Union.

10/1/2013

10/1/2013
During the past 4-1/2 years, and on my recent bus tour of the Southwest, I saw great principals and teachers; courageous leaders from the business, faith, and nonprofit sectors; engaged parents; and communities pulling together to serve students.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013
The Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times sat down last week in Washington with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and others after they had met with several dozen chief executives of big companies to talk about education. Here's what he learned.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan might have been preaching to the choir -- on one subject, anyway -- in a Monday address to some Atlanta business leaders. At least the "Amens," metaphorically speaking, seem sincere.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013
Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.

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