Reform

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

A year ago at this time, a spirit of revolution was in the air around the Cobb school board.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

With recent statistics indicating that more students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, there’s no end in sight to the ongoing debate over which is more effective in educating our kids: Traditional public or charter schools. A newly released report offers potential talking points for both sides.

12/22/2011

12/22/2011

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today outlined six broad principles that he says will guide the debate on education reform next year, including "intensive interventions" by the state in troubled school systems and a lighter bureaucratic touch at successful ones.

12/21/2011

12/21/2011

Connecticut lawmakers will be asked next year to allow more state intervention in troubled school districts, more autonomy for high-achieving schools, changes in teacher evaluation methods to emphasize skill over seniority, more early childhood education services and other possible reforms.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

Maryland has won as much as $50 million to build up its early childhood education programs, one of just nine states splitting $500 million from the federal government.

12/19/2011

Some Southeast Kansas school superintendents said that while they are trying to keep an open mind about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school funding plan, they are skeptical.

12/19/2011

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently released a report saying that more than 2 million children are enrolled in public schools this year. The nonprofit resource for charter schools said that more than 500 charter schools opened their doors across the country in the 2011-12 school year.

12/16/2011

Chicago Public Schools is floating a plan to phase out one of its most popular magnet schools.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

A national panel of education experts is lauding Metro school leaders for creating a cooperative culture, effectively training principals and using data to make decisions.

12/15/2011

Denver District Court Judge Sheila A. Rappaport ordered Dec. 9 that the state of Colorado reform its Public School Finance Act to make sure public education meets the state constitution’s guarantee that the state will provide a “thorough and uniform” system of public schools.

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration plans to release the long-awaited details of his plan for overhauling how Kansas finances its public schools this week amid skepticism about his ability to keep his promises to protect rural schools and prevent any local districts from losing state aid.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

12/13/2011

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

12/13/2011

For a generation of Newark, N.J. students, every education decision, including choices on curriculum, spending and superintendent, has been made by state officials in Trenton.

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