Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:44am
About 200 people—including 20 to 30 students—rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education approved the district’s annual budget, which includes hundreds of millions in cuts. Community activists who organized the protest rally and boycott said it would serve as a real-life lesson for students involved.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:10am
On a significant date in New Orleans education and civil rights history, about 40 people gathered to reaffirm their opposition to the post-Hurricane Katrina education revolution that fired all the city's teachers, swept most of the schools into the state Recovery School District and turned all but a handful into largely independent charter schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:49am
Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Today, sadly, we still live in a society far removed from the goals King profoundly echoed to millions on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. While it’s true that racial relations have come a remarkable distance ... to think today’s society can be considered to be the product of King’s words is simply premature.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:37am
Bill de Blasio has hinged his New York mayoral candidacy on a bold idea: raise taxes on high-earning New Yorkers to pay for a vast expansion of prekindergarten and after-school programs. de Blasio has portrayed the proposal as a fast-acting antidote to inequality, and he has won endorsements from prominent experts in education and poverty. But his plan would most likely face several obstacles if he were elected.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:31am
A graduate of Bowie High School and Bowie State University, newly appointed deputy superintendent of schools Monique Whittington Davis has deep ties to Bowie and to Prince George’s County. Davis also spent more than a decade as an educator and administrator in the county.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:10am
Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:01am
After three months in the state capital, William Harner, the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, is looking for a new job. Gov. Tom Corbett asked for and received Harner's resignation as a result of uncovering "multiple and inappropriate comments" during Harner's background check.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:52am
Less than 24 hours on the job, acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq is already under fire.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:51am
Laramie County School District 1 opened the new year with several dozen elementary students being forced out of their neighborhood schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:49am
A new state program can help you go to college for free. Eligible students can receive up to $15,000 a year to attend a four-year institution in Mississippi, WLOX reports.