Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:17am
Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 3:24pm
Medina City School District superintendent Randy Stepp has made good on a threat to take the district to court, filing a lawsuit against the board of education and other district officials in federal court stemming from the board's decision to rescind a contract with him approved in January.
Control of American public schools has an increasing top-down flavor. School districts, mostly urban with lower-income students of color, are labeled “failing,” and the state or a big-city mayor takes control.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 4:02pm
Eight years into a nationally unprecedented experiment in school reform, a sample of New Orleans voters doesn't know where to go next - and low confidence in the Orleans Parish School Board may be at the root of it.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:21pm
The Board of Education is considering three separate policies geared toward improving the use and security of technology in Howard County (Md.) schools: Ensuring the proper security of all technology within the school system, defining the acceptable use of technology with the school system, and determining the proper use of social media among students and teachers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:46am
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.