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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:15pm
Summarizing his view of the state of public education in Utah, Superintendent Martell Menlove said the school system is "amazingly successful but with ever-present needs for improvement." Menlove's remarks came during the annual State of Education Address at M. Lynn Bennion Elementary School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:10pm
For more than 25 years, I’ve opposed state takeovers of public schools. I do not believe the state has the ability to improve the quality of education of New Jersey’s urban schools. The track record for school takeovers in New Jersey has been questionable at best.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:06pm
Mayfield High School junior Jacqueline Sanchez will take 14 standardized tests this year. "We are no longer tested based on what is taught," Jacqueline told a crowd of students, parents and educators Wednesday evening. "We are taught based on what is being tested, and that is abusive."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:00pm
Charlie Baker spent his morning at Rogers Middle School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Massachusetts Candidate for Governor was shadowing Curtis Cowts as part of the city's principal for a day program, where leaders from government to business to the arts see the highs and lows first-hand of running a Boston school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:53pm
Inland schools in Pomona, Calif., will get $12.7 million in Prop. 39 funds to plan energy-efficiency projects for school districts and charter schools. The initiatives will help create jobs, protect the environment, save money, and create teachable moments for students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:43pm
Four men were arrested for trespassing at a Seattle school building where their organization taught a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, which owns the off-campus Horace Mann building, said that the district wanted to renovate the facility and called the police because some members of the organization refused to leave.