Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:47pm
A year after then-state Auditor General Jack Wagner released an audit of Pittsburgh Public Schools, his replacement, Eugene DePasquale, stood beside new Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Monday to announce the auditor general will review the school district again.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:44pm
The plan includes proposals for a universal enrollment system and a broad partnership with charter school networks that are already on their way to serving half of Camden’s students within the next five years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:40pm
Columbus city schools played "fast and loose" with attendance data, grade changes and other records and documentation, according to a report released Tuesday by Ohio's auditor.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:32pm
In San Francisco, the school board is considering a resolution that would restrict the use of suspension to more serious offenses, including fights or bringing weapons, drugs or alcohol to school.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:30pm
Fairfax County Public Schools is making changes following the hiring of seven convicted felons as teachers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:28pm
Wisconsin schools that receive failing grades on state report cards would be closed or turned into independently operated charter schools and low-quality private schools could be booted from the taxpayer-funded voucher program, under legislation announced this week.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:24pm
In his previous State of the Union speeches, the president has focused on the importance of STEM education, citing the need to impart the next generation with skills necessary to compete and succeed in the modern workforce.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:15pm
A school in New Zealand lets its students do whatever they want during playtime. Are American parents ready to endorse a similar policy here?
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 9:51am
School administrators know they need to try to stop violence before it happens. Having the proper surveillance equipment can help district leaders keep a watchful eye over students and prevent the wrong people from entering a building.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:09pm
Pittsburgh Public Schools is expected to go bankrupt in 2016 unless it changes course. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says he's concerned about declining school enrollment, ballooning pension costs and the cost of sending the district’s schoolchildren to charter schools.