Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 8:49pm
Chicago Teachers Union members voted overwhelmingly this week to approve a three-year contract, with the option of a fourth year, that was hammered out amid a historic seven-day CTU strike. Now comes the challenge of paying for the deal, which has so far largely played out as a battle between the union and district on school closings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:56am
A school bus driver for the San Antonio Independent School District is dead and two students hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus crashed into another bus and then a fence in front of Wagner High School this morning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 4:17pm
Michael Perry, a humorist, musician and pig farmer from New Auburn, Wisc., has been awarded the new "distinguished public-school alumni" award from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:24pm
Ahead of a second closed-door meeting scheduled by the Wake County School Board to discuss "confidential personnel matters," board member Chris Malone told ABC11 in an on-camera interview that it was highly likely Superintendent Tony Tata would be fired.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 6:21pm
As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s underperforming classrooms, he faces several daunting tasks: slashing an estimated $1 billion budget deficit, confronting a woefully underfunded employee pension system and finding money for the pay raises that settled the first teacher walkout in a generation. He hasn’t ruled out school closings and tax increases, both of which would be hugely unpopular.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:50pm
The trial has resumed in Memphis where a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether a state law that allows the six small cities in Shelby County to start their own schools is constitutional. Proceedings got back under way Thursday after a two-week recess.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:25pm
Chicago Public Schools returned to their classrooms Wednesday with pay raises on the horizon after a seven-day strike, but details on how the cash-strapped district would pay for them remained scarce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:12am
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire Manchester's
third floor auditorium
400 Commercial Street
Free discussion exploring current major technology topics in K12 schools and higher ed, including tablets, mobile and the cloud.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:42pm
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission moved Monday to borrow $300 million to bridge a massive deficit, emphasizing the bond deal will probably be the district's last for several years. In a brief, sober meeting, the commission approved a tough five-year financial plan for the district as a prelude to the bond sale to cover a deficit of more than $200 million in the current $2.5 billion budget, as well as a shortfall anticipated in the fiscal year that begins next July 1.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:37pm
After a full day of discussions about public education among a select group of establishment educators and allied think-tank types, the best recommendation they could all come up with is the need for more “effective teachers.”