DA Daily

Judy Hartnett's picture

Des Moines School Board Under Fire After Sebring Scandal

Parents and community members are urging greater accountability from the Des Moines school board, with some demanding an investigation into the influence former superintendent Nancy Sebring asserted over elected officials.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Gets A Four-Year Extension of His Contract.Education

At its regular meeting in Frankfort on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously agreed to award Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday a four-year extension of his contract.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Senator Bernie Sanders: U.S. Education Dept. Must Cooperate with Vermont

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today told U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan that it is unacceptable to exclude Vermont and many other rural states from a major federal grant program.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Passing Standards on New High School Tests Called 'Inadequate'

Texas high school students can pass most of the state's new end-of-course exams this year by answering fewer than half the questions correctly, prompting concerns that the initial standards are not tough enough.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Kansas Awaits Word on No Child Left Behind Waiver

The head of the Kansas Department of Education said Wednesday it's not certain that the state will be granted its waiver request from the federal government for more flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Paul Vallas, for Sale

A veteran superintendent who has led turnaround efforts in four large U.S. districts has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach.

Read more »

Debit card alternative to payroll checks


Watch this web seminar to see a case study from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, one of the largest districts in the country, and find out how and why the district is replacing payroll checks with the rapid!

Read more »

Providing Economical and Healthy School Foods


Healthy school food options on a budget: it can be done!

Read more »

Courtney Williams's picture

32 Idaho Districts Make Student Laptop List

A mix of large and small school districts will be first in line when Idaho starts providing laptop computers for every ninth- through 12th-grader next year, according to a list obtained today by The Associated Press.

Read more »

Courtney Williams's picture

Ten Conn. Districts Chosen to Shape Teacher Evaluation System

Calling it another step to “fix what’s broken in our public schools,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced which school districts will test out a much-debated plan to grade teacher performance that will soon be mandatory for every teacher in the state.

Read more »

Pages