Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:39pm
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:40pm
Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 1:40pm
An Alabama judge has blocked the signing of a hotly contested education bill that has divided the state legislature. Democrats are heralding the decision as a victory but state GOP leaders say the bill was passed fair and square and say the judicial branch needs to butt out of the legislative process.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 2:50pm
Doreen Diaz left the red carpet movie premiere of “Won’t Back Down” in New York City last week feeling encouraged.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:16am
One of the nation's biggest challenges in education is how to improve persistently low-achieving schools. The movie Won't Back Down - filmed in Pittsburgh and released Friday - gives one answer: Let parents and teachers take over the school if it is failing to educate students.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 1:15pm
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that “unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 2:32pm
Dissatisfied parents and elected officials from West Nashville are exploring a never-before-utilized state law that would allow a public school to be converted into a parent-controlled charter school.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 12:08pm
More than two years after California's "parent trigger" law was enacted, things haven't worked out the way school reformers had planned or opponents had feared.