Reform

6/6/2013

6/6/2013

Once again the chamber attracted some "big-name" education reformers to Mackinac: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former head of Washington, D.C.’s school system and now leader of Student First, Michelle Rhee.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013

The Tulsa school board on Monday approved a series of facility-repurposing proposals and boundary changes for 2013-14, including the creation of a McLain seventh-grade center and a centralized enrollment center.

6/5/2013

The Richmond School Board voted 5-4 Monday night to close Clark Springs Elementary School, the Adult Career Development Center and the Norrell pre-school center.

6/5/2013

Results were mixed at campuses throughout the school district as principals completed the first round of teacher evaluations under a new system that ties pay raises to the ratings.

6/5/2013

The Akron Digital Academy, started by the Akron public school system in 2002 to capture some of the students leaving to study online, will no longer be associated with the public school system due to a change in the law that prohibits sponsors from sitting on the academy's board.

6/4/2013

6/4/2013

Some high school students are embarking on the road trip of a lifetime. They’re driving a 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia -- which they rescued, rebuilt and converted to an electric vehicle -- to the nation's capital.

6/4/2013

Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.

6/4/2013

The legislation encourages school districts to adopt new career ladders and evaluations for teachers by giving districts that chose to do so roughly $300 more per student to help pay for the costs of implementing the new programs.

6/3/2013

6/3/2013

I’m not saying Washington is an education backwater. But we sure spend a lot of time wringing our hands. The Legislature’s role developing thoughtful policy paves the way for work educators do on the ground.

5/31/2013

5/31/2013

Kent school district is the latest Western Washington district that is considering replacing dozens of full school days with partial days. At a meeting this week, administrators and teachers voiced strong support for the move.

5/31/2013

Inching past the 11th hour, a committee of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted Wednesday to consider delaying or stopping an unpopular merger between West Bank high schools L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker, two months before students are supposed to start.

5/31/2013

The Chicago Teachers Union and a group of parents are asking a circuit court to block the school board from shutting down 10 city schools. In a lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that Chicago Public Schools violated its own guidelines by disregarding the recommendations of independent hearing officers who objected to the closures.

5/31/2013

Weiner came out swinging at his debate debut recently on an issue on the minds of many middle-class voters in New York: education. By tying his comments on education to the spat he recently had with Cuomo, Weiner guaranteed that his comments would make the papers. 

5/30/2013

5/30/2013

At the start of the regular session, Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, and Education Committee chair Steve Litzow stated that there would be no new money for education without education reform measures. Since education funding is a significant part of the budget, the Senate Majority Caucus is holding the budget hostage to their education reform.

5/29/2013

5/29/2013

As the academic year winds down, a record number of Chicago schools are preparing to close their doors for good in the largest mass school closing ever in one U.S. city.

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