Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 6:52am
A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 2:58pm
The education policy group Public Impact is suggesting a series of new approaches that leaders say are aimed at putting the best teachers in front of more students to increase their reach, and paying those talented folks more without dramatically increasing school budgets.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:54am
At a Hollidaysburg rally earlier this month, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith said Spring Cove government teacher Philip Waite spoke "eloquently." A day later, he called Waite's words "divisive and beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse."
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 3:25pm
Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:26pm
The Obama administration announced a new initiative to recruit an elite group of master educators in a $1-billion effort to bolster U.S. educational attainment in the subjects of math, science, engineering, and technology.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:06pm
Faced with a shocking case of teacher misconduct with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff - from custodians to the principal - to smash what he called a "culture of silence."
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 6:35am
The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union.