Reform

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a status-quo-busting school reform bill that boosted education across the state. It was a proud moment for Illinois.

4/9/2012

In the eight years that Vivek Agarwal has taught science at North Forest Independent School District’s lone high school, he has watched six principals and four superintendents come and go.

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

Some of the most recognizable names in New York City education—including former schools Chancellor Joel Klein and educator Geoffrey Canada—have formed a group that will work to sustain Mayor Michael Bloomberg's school-reform efforts after he leaves office.

4/6/2012

Six-year-old Colton Zajackowski sat at a table Wednesday, reading a book called "The Hungry Giant's Soup" to his teacher Theresa Matz.

4/6/2012

In an interview at The Atlantic's " Jobs & Economy of the Future: Educating the Next Generation to Compete" Town Hall , U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pressed his case on the urgent need for America's public schools to "get better faster than we ever have."

4/6/2012

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

4/6/2012

Detroit Public Schools is creating a hybrid system within the district this fall by converting 10 high schools into "self-governing" buildings, with a five-member board controlling the schools' budget, operations and hiring.

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

Louisiana teachers have planned another rally for Wednesday at the state Capitol, the day when the key parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education reform package try to clear what could be their final hurdle.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

When Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson created a task force to cool down a brouhaha over a new school grading formula, he tapped Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho and other superintendents, principals, teachers and parents.

4/2/2012

Despite multiple teacher protests at the Capitol, Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform bills continue to move through the Louisiana Legislature.

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

The state's budget-writing committee poked another hole in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education reform agenda Thursday, as its recommended budget significantly cuts the funding to bankroll his plan. The Education Committee earlier this week downgraded the policy changes.

3/30/2012

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission will develop a blueprint detailing the opportunity for using technology as a catalyst to transform and improve American education. 

3/29/2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

3/29/2012

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

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