Reform

6/21/2013

6/21/2013

Russell County Middle School, part of the Russell County School District (Seale, Ala.), is one of 78 in Alabama considered failing, according to a list released Tuesday. Schools on the list could lose students and corresponding state funding if parents transfer their children to other schools and seek the state income tax credit the law allows to help them pay for such a move.

6/21/2013

This fall, school districts throughout Missouri will have new directives from the state that provide leeway in how to handle a potential influx of students transferring from unaccredited school systems.

6/21/2013

After hearing brief arguments from the state and the six parties in the case, State District Judge John Dietz announced that a new six-week trial would begin on Jan. 6. The suit was filed last summer after lawmakers cut $5.4 billion from state public education funding while simultaneously implementing a rigorous new testing and accountability system.

6/21/2013

The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously to name an area elementary school in first lady Michelle Obama’s honor. The name was selected for Mrs. Obama's support of a healthy, active lifestyle, after which the school models itself.

6/20/2013

6/20/2013

The school board voted unanimously to adopt the recommended attendance zones drawn by the attendance rezoning committee over a period of months.

6/20/2013

If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing. This isn't only happening in Pennsylvania, but other areas across the country that view budget cuts as an option to "fix" public schools.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

After turning away kids for years, school superintendents say they plan to begin accepting transfer requests this summer from the first of what could be hundreds — if not thousands — of students seeking to leave two unaccredited districts in north St. Louis County.

6/19/2013

The Alabama Department of Education yesterday released the list of 78 "failing" schools where parents will be eligible for a state income tax credit to help send their child to a private school.

6/18/2013

6/18/2013

Fremont High School's campus in gang-entrenched East Oakland is just three blocks away from International Boulevard, famous for its booming sex trade. The school is known for abysmal test scores, numerous student suspensions, and low graduation rates.

6/18/2013

Ah Ram Kim is a 17-year-old high school student learning to read English at a first-grade level with the book "The Little Red Hen."

6/18/2013

One year ago, it was business as usual in Ohio’s biggest school district. Longtime Superintendent Gene Harris wasn’t going anywhere. The school board was busy prepping a levy for the fall ballot.

6/18/2013

Rachel Halliburton wanted to help her mother care for Rachel's 10 younger siblings. Madison Angelos had trouble focusing in a crowded classroom and was looking for time to train physically to enlist in the military.

6/18/2013

Superintendent Samuel King is rapidly moving forward with an ambitious plan to transform the school division by converting 10 existing schools into public charters and creating an open campus high school.

6/17/2013

6/17/2013

We're still a couple of years away from the deadlines that could trigger such action. But two years is not much time to salvage an abysmally performing school, and districts that don't act soon could find themselves facing state intervention.

6/14/2013

6/14/2013

House lawmakers pushed forward their $20.6 billion budget after more than seven hours of debate recently that was punctuated by a back-and-forth on private-school vouchers where the House speaker took the unusual step of participating.

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