Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 3:07pm
All through his years of schooling, David Johns was one of the few African-Americans in his classroom, from the high school in Los Angeles that was nearly an hour-long bus ride away—but that his mother insisted he attend—to Columbia University in New York. Even when he taught elementary school in Manhattan, not a single black student sat behind one of the desks before him.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:29am
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of race-based discrimination in Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools. Four issues were detailed in a complaint by the North Brevard Chapter of the NAACP: The rate of suspensions among black students; the hiring of black teachers; the promotion of black teachers; and plans to close three schools with a high percentage of black students, while keeping open a school serving mostly white students.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:29pm
A diocese in Ohio is under siege — receiving numerous threatening calls as well as heated online criticism — and a veteran teacher is out of a job because of publicly revealing a lesbian relationship in violation of the Catholic school’s morality code.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 11:55am
Westford, Mass. schools will more than likely have to face another year of difficult decisions during this spring’s discussions on the next fiscal year’s budget, including the question of whether to hire a districtwide technology coordinator.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:53am
The search for a new superintendent for Huron Valley Schools Selects apparently is over. The school board unanimously approved starting contract negotiations with Jim Baker on Tuesday, following interviews with several superintendent candidates, including Baker. Baker is currently working in the position on an interim basis until the position is filled permanently. Baker previously worked as the district’s director of human resources.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 9:06am
Just five weeks after voters ousted him from office, Tony Bennett already has a new gig. The trailblazing but controversial Indiana schools chief, a key force in implementing Gov. Mitch Daniels' broad education reform agenda, was named Florida's education commissioner Wednesday. A hero in the education reform movement and a villain to teachers unions, Mr. Bennett was hailed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his "great track record of achievement in Indiana."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 4:47pm
The Tolland, CT school board gave the Tolland school district the go ahead to fill a Director of Educational Technology position at its Wednesday meeting. The full-time job, which is listed as a position under the teachers' contract and would be paid from the teacher salary account, would provide educational support information for several key initiatives.