Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:13pm
Georgia’s 180 public school districts have not only managed to keep on going as state legislators and governors cut billions of dollars in public school funding since 2002, they’ve actually managed to raise student achievement scores. But many school systems are at a breaking point, say a growing chorus of administrators and parents.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:10pm
A decline in the number of black teachers in Boston public schools has put the city in violation of a federal court order, prompting officials to step up efforts to recruit and retain teachers of color.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:08pm
In some states, districts have abandoned plans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and instead hold classes to make up for time lost during the recent record-setting spate of winter storms.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:34pm
The Common Core ELA curriculum does not treat teachers or students with dignity.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:17pm
Two people with ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be among those to benefit from new, publicly financed charter schools up for approval this week by Chicago Public Schools officials.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:14pm
Maryland schools will be scrambling to make $100 million in technological and other upgrades to give new state tests aligned with the Common Core standards next year, according to a report to the legislature by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:11pm
Compared with kids who use cash in school cafeterias, kids who use debit cards seem to make more unhealthful eating choices, finds Brian Wansink, a behavioral economist at Cornell University.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:08pm
Houston ISD officials have voted to ban several school mascots because some believe they're offensive. That decision will directly impact four different schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:06pm
For students across the country, lockdowns have become a fixture of the school day, the duck-and-cover drills for a generation growing up in the shadow of Columbine High School in Colorado and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:25pm
"If you follow some of my critics on Twitter," Camden School Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says, "you'd think I was the most loathed person in the city." Rouhanifard, appointed by Gov. Christie in August despite an arguably light (if lively) resumé, is the former New York City and Newark school system administrator. After less than five months on his current $210,000 job, he seems comfortable heading up the beleaguered public school system in one of America's poorest cities.