For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing the schools next year. Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.
Private education as we have known it is on its way out, at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. At the very least, it's headed for dramatic shrinkage, save for a handful of places and circumstances, to be replaced by a very different set of institutional, governance, financing, and education-delivery mechanisms.
Autrey Mill Middle School in suburban Atlanta is part of a pilot project launched this spring by Amplify, News Corp.’s education technology company. Tablets have been placed in the hands of about 2,500 students at 12 schools across the country.
Thanks to technology, we’re watching a revolution happen in education right now. From the explosion in popularity of language learning apps like Mindsnacks to the media furor about the rise of massive open online courses, companies are being built around the idea that technology can radically reshape our relationship with education.
During a Board of Education meeting this morning, Asheville (N.C.) City Schools Superintendent Allen Johnson announced his retirement following the end of this school year. The Board has agreed to a buyout of his remaining contract.