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.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:26pm
Des Plains Chief Is Illinois Superintendent of the Year.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:23pm
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Submitted by Georgia Langner on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:20pm
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:50pm
A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:46pm
A bipartisan group of state House lawmakers is backing an ambitious bill to improve school safety in North Carolina. House Bill 452 would spend $34 million over the next two years to improve emergency planning, crisis response and prevention in schools around the state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:44pm
A New Hampshire school district has banned dodgeball and other "human target" activities over concerns about violence and bullying. The school board in Windham voted 4-1 last week to remove the game and nine others from the district's curriculum.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:38pm
On a day when Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiations on school closings was over, the Chicago Teachers Union led hundreds of supporters in a highly orchestrated downtown rally and march as part of its continuing efforts to derail the district's plan to shut 53 elementary schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:32pm
It’s amazing how education reform was suddenly transformed into the Democrats’ key domestic policy issue. Consider the Democratic strategy for urban education in America so far: Dump millions and billions of our tax dollars down the ratholes of failing school districts in the name of saving our children, a tactic which has consistently failed for two generations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:26pm
English as a Second Language programs have historically focused on Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages—more than 100 in some locations—as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country.