Reform

7/3/2013

7/3/2013
A city-wide effort to help transition closed Chicago Public Schools to new "welcoming schools" began Monday.
7/3/2013
Pittsburgh Public Schools are among dozens of American school districts that have redesigned summer school in recent years in an effort to combat summer learning loss.
7/3/2013
Detroit Public Schools on Tuesday launched a universal pre-kindergarten initiative that will add 46 pre-K classrooms across the city, expanding early childhood offerings to eligible students.

7/2/2013

7/2/2013
Amid run-of-the-mill agenda items recognizing volunteers and approving playground renovations, the Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board last month quietly made a significant change: It converted one-third of its elementary schools to charter schools.
7/2/2013
Despite continuing budgetary challenges, districts are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students who need to make up lost credits fight to stay awake inside humid classrooms.

7/1/2013

7/1/2013

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread protests over school closures in the city.

7/1/2013

In the middle of Watts, at one of the worst-performing high schools in Los Angeles Unified, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in his element.

7/1/2013

State education officials have identified the nine Oklahoma schools most in need of a turnaround.

7/1/2013

The value of expanded learning time has been a hot topic of conversation over recent months in our community, with some schools considering expanding their calendar and the School Committee considering a change to the calendar at Saltonstall School, a long-standing extended-year school.

7/1/2013

For years, the Prince Georges County Schools have struggled with test scores, student safety and a host of other issues.

6/28/2013

6/28/2013
Philadelphia’s problems with its schools are due to its being one of the poorest cities in America. That didn’t happen by accident. Choices were made that drove businesses, jobs, and taxpayers out of the city. Our poverty is directly related to high tax rates, irrational tax structure, corruption, mismanagement, and misplaced spending priorities.

6/26/2013

6/26/2013

Could two years of free tuition to community college be guaranteed to graduating students of the new Ypsilanti Community Schools district? A group of school and community leaders are trying to make it happen.

6/26/2013

That’s one way of reading this report about how it was poor math skills that led to the mortgage implosion.

6/25/2013

6/25/2013
Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.
6/25/2013
Chicago school district also working on plans to expand its Safe Passage Program to the welcoming schools where students from closed schools will be moved.

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