Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 12/11/2011 - 6:33pm
Three months into a federal grant program designed to improve some of the country’s lowest-performing schools, New York City’s Education Department has instead moved to close two troubled high schools and replace them with new schools.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:43am
In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/31/2011 - 3:50pm
Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 2:44pm
Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should be changed, and how it can best serve students and teachers while improving the American education system.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 2:36pm
School performance scores in New Orleans continued their steady climb this year, even as Louisiana's new letter grade system kicked in for the first time and slapped a majority of the city's schools with a D or worse, underscoring how far New Orleans will still need to go before it achieves a top-rated public education system.
Memphis (Tenn.) City Schools will forfeit its charter after a landmark vote in the city on March 8 mandated the district allow Shelby County—its neighboring suburban district—to regain control of its school system.