Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:05pm
Michigan’s governor on July 15 appointed a seasoned financial guru to run Detroit’s ailing public school district, a move that many observers hailed as a saving grace for the city's classrooms in decline. Three days later, Detroit filed for bankruptcy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 2:13pm
The decline in high-school populations won’t reverse until the school system gives parents the longer school days and rigorous academic environments that are characteristic of state-authorized charter schools, which are expanding across Boston.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:25pm
After turning away kids for years, school superintendents say they plan to begin accepting transfer requests this summer from the first of what could be hundreds — if not thousands — of students seeking to leave two unaccredited districts in north St. Louis County.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:17pm
Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:07am
The district's new enrollment figure may be inflated, as administrators at some closing schools said that because they were under pressure to get children signed up, they went ahead and enrolled students whose parents could not be contacted.