Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 4:00pm
Superintendent Erroll Davis proposes forming Atlanta Public Schools’ own police force, as other metro Atlanta districts have done. Armed school resource officers would replace school security now provided by Atlanta police officers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 9:05pm
A Carmel state senator is again trying to give administrators at top-performing schools the flexibility to set class schedules as they see fit.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 4:26pm
An accrediting agency is accusing the DeKalb County School District of a decade of “poor, ineffective governance,” announcing Monday that it’s placing the district on probation, leading to possible removal of the school board.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:14pm
Two administrators in a troubled eastern Kentucky school district filed lawsuits offering some details about the management and financial problems that resulted in a state takeover.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 3:54pm
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced today he's stripping all power from El Paso Independent School District trustees, citing a lack of trust from the community they represent. Williams plans to appoint a five-member board of managers to replace the school district's seven elected trustees, who have come under fire for failing to catch a districtwide cheating scheme devised by former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 3:22pm
About 100 people came to a cavernous South Side church Monday for a meeting of a Chicago Public Schools commission charged with gathering community input on school closings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:53pm
Citing chronically poor student performance ratings, West Virginia's Board of Education again voted to fire Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent Thursday after fielding harsh criticism over her dismissal. Two former board members and at least seven active or retired teachers were among the 19 speakers who praised Marple, denounced her firing or called for her reinstatement during the meeting's 90-minute public comment period.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:11pm
State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:22pm
The first of two D.C. Council hearings on a plan to close 20 public schools schools started Thursday, while opposition to School Chancellor Kaya Henderson's proposal has started emerging from various quarters.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:45pm
The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.