Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:49pm
Philadelphia-based Education Law Center cites poor academic performance, high student turnover, fraud charges involving former officials at two cybers, and the $366.6 million cost of the 15 cyber charters already operating in the state.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:48pm
Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:46pm
Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:45pm
The majority of low-performing schools that received financial assistance from the federal government two years ago made gains in reading and math scores, but about one-third of the schools actually declined or showed no improvement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:32pm
This was supposed to be the year of the iPad’s crowning triumph in education—its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven’t quite turned out as planned.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:29pm
A few years ago, Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School was one of Philadelphia's and the state's most troubled, violent and academically underachieving high schools. Today, Gratz is on the rebound.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:25pm
Education departments around the country are rolling back graduation requirements in a bid to aid students who aren't headed to university. But they risk marginalizing minorities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:46pm
John LeGendre has longstanding ties with Glendale Landmark, formerly known as Unit One and Glendale Grammar School. His grandmother and mother taught at the school, he attended Unit One and his two sons currently attend Landmark. He tells his kids: “We have history there, so you have to behave yourself.” That’s 100 years of history—an achievement few and far between in a state so newly built out.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:25pm
Former New Haven, Conn. Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo, who saw the construction and rehabilitation of nearly 40 schools during his reign, attended a groundbreaking Wednesday for yet another school, this time one that will be demolished and rebuilt to bear his name.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:21pm
Ronald Dufalla, superintendent of Pittsburgh-based Brentwood Borough School District for eight years, will retire at the end of June. Dufalla, 59, of McKeesport, has worked in education for 38 years, 37 of which he spent in Brentwood.