DA Daily

A principal concern: 1 in 3 Dallas ISD schools will have new leaders in fall

When classes start next month, Dallas ISD expects to have more schools with new principals than at any time in a decade or more.

Read more

New tests, reading law for Arizona schools

With the use of a new statewide assessment — AzMERIT — test scores for reading, writing and math will be released later than usual — in October — and will likely be much different than AIMS results, as it uses more rigorous standards.

Read more

Ohio’s rural schools are online leaders on state tests

State officials were surprised by the number of rural schools that tested all their students online: 24 percent of 231 districts, the largest rate among any category of districts.

Read more

Pre-K and charter schools, perfect together

Both charter schools and publicly funded pre-K can improve learning for children in poverty. Together, they have the potential to do even more to close the achievement gap for at-risk students.

Read more

Why schools over-discipline children with disabilities

Despite the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years ago, students with disabilities are still punished at disproportionate rates.

Read more

Indiana schools pay to advertise districts to attract non-district transfers

The competition for school enrollment is heating up in Indiana in the wake of open enrollment.

Read more

Oregon schools' opt-out law for tests still a sore point with feds

The U.S. Department of Education takes seriously the requirement that states must test at least 95 percent of students, both overall and in specific categories such as low-income or special education, in order to get an accurate read on how well schools are serving all students.

Read more

NYC charter schools lose ground in funding, report says

Charter schools have lost ground to public schools during the past five years in terms of per-student funding, according to a report released Thursday by the city’s Independent Budget Office.

Read more

New Braintree school superintendent hired

Frank Hackett will begin his new duties as the Massachusetts town’s school superintendent in the fall. Hackett has been the Pembroke school superintendent for the past eight years.

Read more

Pre-K and charter schools, perfect together

Both charter schools and publicly funded pre-K can improve learning for children in poverty. Together, they have the potential to do even more to close the achievement gap for at-risk students. Yet policies in many states prevent charter schools from serving pre-K students.

Read more

Pages