A recent NEA analysis revealed, and a report by AASA confirms, that the impact of the austerity approach falls unevenly, harming schools that rely more on federal funding for education, including students most in need of extra attention.
Contrary to what you might read, education reformers are not all wealthy philanthropists. They are not pushing a corporate agenda to dismantle public education. They do not want to turn students and teachers into test-obsessed automatons. They are not anti-teacher.
As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.
The Texas Education Agency has yet to open a formal investigation into Prime Prep Academy, the charter school co-founded by the former NFL star. But disarray in the school’s leadership and concerns brought up by parents and the news media have caught the agency’s attention.
More Utah teachers are getting caught and sanctioned for downloading pornography or viewing inappropriate websites using school computers, on school grounds or while classes are in session, an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows.
Analyzing the state's recently released School Performance Profile information, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Research for Action found Pennsylvania's cybercharters to be some of the lowest performing schools in the state.
New data indicates that many students in Louisiana’s voucher program attended schools that were rated “D’’ or “F’’ on the state’s grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools.