Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:20pm
According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:10pm
Million-dollar homes and leafy boulevards once were the surest sign that you lived in a rich Texas school district. Now add drilling rigs, dusty roads and overnight trailer parks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 2:48pm
Officials say nine schools within the St. John the Baptist Parish (La.) School District reopened Monday with at least a 92 percent student attendance rate. District-wide attendance increased to almost 95 percent by Tuesday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:53am
Gaston County Schools wants to start a chain reaction of caring one student at a time.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:24pm
A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:12pm
The settlement ends more than two years of litigation over use of a Bloomfield church for commencement exercises.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:56pm
The sixth graders at Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School 157 in Queens have a tough assignment before them: design a new playground that will transform a sea of black asphalt at their school into a recreational oasis — and, while they are at it, help clean up New York City’s waterways.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:51pm
The first time Jon Brumley was asked to serve on what became known as the Perot Committee, charged with overhauling Texas education in 1983, the Fort Worth oilman had to say no.