The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of race-based discrimination in Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools. Four issues were detailed in a complaint by the North Brevard Chapter of the NAACP: The rate of suspensions among black students; the hiring of black teachers; the promotion of black teachers; and plans to close three schools with a high percentage of black students, while keeping open a school serving mostly white students.
The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia. The U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB on Feb. 9, 2012.
Never Underestimate Your Teachers offers school leaders a new model for understanding great teaching as a combination of skill and will, and it’s the first book of its kind to support leaders as they facilitate teacher growth in both areas through differentiated leadership.
Legislation backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to enforce new accountability standards for early childhood education programs passed Wednesday in the House Education Committee, putting it only two steps away from becoming state law.
Visitor badges serve two security purposes in schools: to identify non-employees in order to control their entry into restricted areas and secondly, to prove their authorization to be in a specific area of the facility.
Thomasville City Schools soon will have to search for a new superintendent. Keith Tobin, who has worked with the school system for 29 years, said he decided to retire to spend more time with his family.
Students at Shortridge High School – renowned author Kurt Vonnegut’s alma mater – were invited to theorize on the contents of an unopened letter the author’s father wrote to his son while the latter was being held as a prisoner of war inside the underground meat locker that would inspire his great work, Slaughterhouse-Five.
Thousands of people wearing bright yellow caps rallied in the Loop's Federal Plaza in support of privately run charter schools, which are under more scrutiny because of the city's plan to close 53 neighborhood schools.
When the Archbold and Pettisville school districts brainstormed ways to reduce their electricity bills during the mid-2000s, they arrived at a common solution: wind power. Students, teachers, and school officials celebrated Wednesday the completion and operation of identical 750-kilowatt wind turbines at each community’s main school complex.
For seven years, the video cameras sat in boxes gathering dust at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Now the same cameras that were yanked down from school hallways after parents and students complained are on the verge of going back up. What’s changed?
The funding will support program expansion of Classroom, Inc.’s Transition Programs for Youth; the dissemination of a new digital literacy suite for sixth- through eighth-graders; and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.
California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report.
The rigorous analysis, which adhered to federal What Works Clearinghouse specifications, found a statistically significant difference in the average percentage of students in two groups: those scoring advanced and those scoring advanced or proficient on the California Standards Test (CST) in 2011.