Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:26pm
When Mayor Nutter presented his $3.75 billion budget proposal two weeks ago, it did not include additional money for the cash-poor school district.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:20pm
During his 35 years as a Georgia state investigator, Richard Hyde has persuaded all sorts of criminals — corrupt judges, drug dealers, money launderers, racketeers — to turn state’s evidence, but until Jackie Parks, he had never tried to flip an elementary school teacher.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 2:00pm
Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:54pm
As school districts struggle to find ways to pay for technology upgrades to administer a new slate of standardized tests, the Jefferson Parish superintendent says it could cost up to $40 million to fully equip the district.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:50pm
Curtis Johnson cried when he heard that the public school where he works as a security guard and where two of his children are students will close at the end of this school year.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:46pm
The education reform industry and their privatization efforts that have virtually destroyed the public education systems in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans have been quietly, and not so quietly, targeting the Twin Cities.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:38pm
More reports of rape and bullying, including at Torrington High School in Connecticut and Southern Columbia Area High School in Pennsylvania, show that the rape culture starts at a young age.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:33pm
What is lost in the debate over how to protect our most vulnerable students is the need to keep security and education separate and distinct.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:36pm
Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:33pm
The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.