Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:47pm
In 2010 the Hawaii Department of Education formed two “zones of school innovation,”one on the Leeward Coast of Oahu and the other in the Kau-Pahoa region of Hawaii island, in hopes of providing the state’s lowest-performing schools with intensive help.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:38pm
Private schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program for low-income students will have to clear roughly the same academic bar that public schools do in order to keep accepting taxpayer dollars, according to a new accountability plan proposed by the state's top education official.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:24pm
A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:15pm
Enrollment in nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts has dropped steadily over the last five years, triggering school closings that have destabilized neighborhoods and caused layoffs of essential staff.