Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 8:46am
If you want effectively to undermine the complicated, daily work of teachers and custodians and counselors and school traffic cops, you first need to destabilize people’s confidence in the solvency of the overall system. You basically need to create the educational equivalent of a run on the bank.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 8:41am
We all probably sort of knew this already, but a new map seems to show quite clearly that it doesn't take much snow to close schools in the Southern U.S. — and that it takes a lot to close them in the Northern half of the nation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 8:37am
One in 10 Mississippi public school students has a disability, yet despite federal laws guaranteeing them the same chance at academic success as their nondisabled peers, most never graduate. One quarter of special-needs students leave Mississippi public schools with a traditional diploma.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:32pm
Seattle will be home to the first charter school to open in Washington — a privately funded elementary school for homeless children that will become a publicly funded K-5 charter school next fall.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:09pm
A cafeteria manager has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Salt Lake City School District investigates the seizure of school lunches from up to 40 young students with unpaid meal tabs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:07pm
Here's the stereotype: Teachers and those who represent them have tin ears when it comes to teacher quality and training. Teachers, you see, are mostly interested in funding candidates — for school boards on up — who will protect their outrageous perks and their inherent right to do their jobs badly without consequence.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 2:00pm
New York City’s schools chancellor intends to shift $210 million away from charter schools to help pay for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion of prekindergarten programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:38pm
The cost of the tablets that will be used on new state tests will be about $200 less per device, although the computers won't include curriculum. The revised price will be $504, compared to $699 for the iPads with curriculum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:24pm
Millions have already been spent setting up the Idaho Education Network, but if lawmakers don’t find state funds to cover the shortfall, the network serving all of Idaho’s high schools “will be shut down," state official warns.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:15pm
Democrats from Philadelphia's state Senate delegation have unveiled a plan to provide $300 million more for education across the state. Senators say increased aid would not require any broad-based tax increases.