Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 3:05pm
New Haven, Conn., turned to a private company to turn around one of its most troubled schools. Read about how order has been restored to the school's hallways and what academic progress students are making.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 3:00pm
New York City’s expansive charter school network may be in trouble. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who takes office this month, says he plans to charge charters rent for using space in school buildings and to stop new charters from opening.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:45pm
TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:43pm
The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:39pm
DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:38pm
A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:32pm
L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:31pm
Along with traditional public schools, public charter schools provide a valuable service to our community by giving families additional educational options.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 2:19pm
As a nation, we cannot be satisfied with incremental improvements in national rankings and the percentage of students who are performing at a "basic" level of achievement on a standardized test. Improving test scores will not singularly improve the United States' global competitiveness.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 9:16am
San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Glynn Thompson will step down in January following an investigation that substantiated claims from some employees of bullying and retaliation, the district announced Thursday. Trustees accepted his resignation – officially announced as a retirement – rather than try to fire Thompson for actions that have prompted $17 million in tort claims.