Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:14pm
Worse than the school scandals that have been in the news in recent months and years is the continued delay from state lawmakers, and outright obstructionism from some in Georgia’s education establishment, in giving students and parents real options to escape such dysfunction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:02pm
A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:26am
The prospect of having to get their teens awake and to school 10 minutes earlier and having to find care for their younger children two Wednesday afternoons a month is not going over well with parents in Lynnfield.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:23am
The NRA is amping up the gun control debate a week before Congress plans to reconvene to consider gun legislation on the Senate floor. In a NRA-funded report outlined by former Republican Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson, its main component recommended using federal money to place armed guards in every school in America, citing evidence that turned out to be distorted or false.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:15am
The concept of segregated proms in the South shocked people when the AJC and other newspapers wrote about it a few years back. The first question from readers was how this could still be happening.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:09am
A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students, and parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:57am
Legislation that would require at least one teacher, principal or other school staff member to carry a gun in every public or charter school in Indiana appears to be raising eyebrows at the highest levels. And while security experts, parents, and teachers acknowledge the need for security, questions about training remain a big issue.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:46am
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:00pm
A bill in the state Legislature would remove public schools from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, alleging the organization discriminates against schools that select their admissions by separating them into different football brackets.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 12:59pm
The new members are Bill Cobey of Durham, Greg Alcorn of Salisbury, Becky Taylor of Greenville, Buddy Collins of Kernersville, Olivia Oxendine of Robeson County and Marcella Ramirez Savage of Union County.