Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:00am
Thousands of people wearing bright yellow caps rallied in the Loop's Federal Plaza in support of privately run charter schools, which are under more scrutiny because of the city's plan to close 53 neighborhood schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 3:58pm
Leaders of the city in the impoverished Delta region — known as the crossroads of the blues where Robert Johnson once lived — hope improved education will help stanch a hemorrhaging population that now stands at 18,000.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:50pm
Now in its sixth year, the Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School was supposed to be a better place for hundreds of kids in a district that has long failed its students. However, an examination of the school and its leadership reveals a faltering institution that provides bare-bones learning facilities while using millions of dollars in state and federal aid, bolstering a real estate fiefdom controlled by the school’s founder, Fredrica Bey.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:06pm
Administrators at the Monterey County Office of Education are putting the finishing touches on the $1.5 million remodeling of its Blanco Circle offices in Salinas that will house the new Millennium charter school. Set to start classes in August, Millennium has 116 students enrolled—58 freshmen and 58 sophomores—and its principal.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:51pm
U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the nation's best high schools are out, and the results suggest students thrive when given access to curriculum and instruction that's significantly more challenging than what a typical American student receives.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:02pm
Charter school families in Horry County will rejoice in August when Coastal Leadership Academy opens its doors, providing a charter high school option for students who now attend charter schools that only provide instruction through grade eight.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:30pm
In an attempt to provide an alternative to nearby charter schools, the Brunswick (Maine) school board is in preliminary talks for a partnership with the proposed Brunswick Landing International School, to open by fall 2014.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:19pm
Charter schools have spread across the country while generally keeping organized labor out, with operators saying they can manage schools better when their staffs aren't unionized. But labor groups are now making a big push to get a stronger foothold in this educational realm.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:19pm
Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:48pm
An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move praised as creating more options for nontraditional education and criticized for taking state dollars away from the public system.