Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:24pm
At least three school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to join union demonstrations in Lansing against the Legislature's expected passage of right-to-work legislation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 6:46pm
Maine's highest court will hear arguments this week on whether a private boarding school in central Maine should pay property taxes on facilities it rents to outside groups. The town of Hebron is appealing a Superior Court judgment that Hebron Academy is a "literary and scientific" institution and that most of its real estate is exempt from local property taxes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 3:33pm
Court rulings on student transfers and school funding will collide with the desire of charter school and voucher advocates to take advantage of a new Republican majority when Arkansas legislators tackle education issues next year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 3:56pm
The leader of Indiana's Senate Education Committee said Tuesday that Republicans shouldn't change the state schools superintendent position to one appointed by the governor following the election of a Democrat to that office. Republican Sen. Dennis Kruse said he would oppose any effort to make the job an appointed one, at least until incoming schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's term expires in 2016.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 3:41pm
Last January, Gov. Bobby Jindal took the oath of office for his second term, declaring in his inauguration speech that anyone who stood in the way of his education reform efforts “must stand down.” On Friday, a judge in Baton Rouge said, in effect: not so fast.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 3:31pm
Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday proposed a $4.1 billion state budget plan to the Legislature that would include modest spending increases on schools, health care and public worker salaries but that wouldn't make up for last year's deep spending cuts.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 4:30pm
Bills expanding the reach of Detroit's Education Achievement Authority to become a statewide school reform district are progressing in the Michigan Legislature's lame duck session. The House and Senate education committees Thursday adopted amended versions of the bills, but are working out details about how failing schools could leave the EAA.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 4:09pm
Midland Public Schools officials are warning residents that a group of bills being considered in the state Legislature could have wide-ranging — and possibly unintended — effects on school districts statewide.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 12:40pm
Brooke Harris, a teacher at Detroit's Mumford High School, is confused.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:23am
Chicago Public Schools leadership offered a trade Monday as it tries to win state lawmakers' support for a key school reform measure: Agree to push back the announcement of what schools will close until spring, and the district will put a five-year moratorium on shutting more buildings.