DA Daily

Lauren Williams's picture

Seven states slashing education spending

While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and the upcoming fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

South Carolina district considers countywide attendance zones

During a special meeting of the Board of Education to discuss several proposals already on the table, Moss added another plan to the mix -- one that would redraw attendance zones across the district to balance enrollment numbers and racial composition among the county's schools.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Clark County School District enrollment grows, with Hispanics leading the trend

In this school year’s official head count, which took place that day, Hispanic students outnumbered any two other ethnicities combined in the Clark County School District. Their numbers are rising at twice the rate that the Caucasian student population is declining.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

L.A. students breach school iPads' security

It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Digital education shouldn’t bypass disabled

As students return to school this fall, most will find a plethora of new technologies and virtual environments, on which their institutions have been spending millions of dollars to bring into the classroom. Yet many of these resources will be needlessly discriminatory.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Early education gap not a 'red' or 'blue' issue

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan might have been preaching to the choir -- on one subject, anyway -- in a Monday address to some Atlanta business leaders. At least the "Amens," metaphorically speaking, seem sincere.

Read more

Seven states have slashed education spending by more than 15 percent

While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others. According to the latest school spending data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, seven states have cut per-pupil spending by more than 15% in that time frame.

Read more

A report card on education reform

The Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times sat down last week in Washington with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and others after they had met with several dozen chief executives of big companies to talk about education. Here's what he learned.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Portland (Ore.) high schools to be built even larger in new construction proposal

Portland's Franklin and Grant high schools would be large enough to hold about 16 percent more students than initially planned under a new construction proposal from Portland Public Schools officials.

Read more

Lauren Williams's picture

Oklahoma City school builds without saferoom plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools continues to build new construction projects without a plan for a tornado safe room.

Read more

Pages