Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 3:44pm
The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 10:03am
Charter school proponents, including this newspaper, always make the point that charter schools are public schools. When they work best, they are places that can strike a spark with students who are not learning in a traditional environment.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:41am
Derek Reeve, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, has asked his local school district to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms to protect their students. According to a letter obtained by The Capistrano Dispatch, Councilman Reeve said, "efforts must be taken to empower teachers, staff and parents to protect our children." The letter, dated Thursday, then suggests training teachers and staff for "active-shooter scenarios" and allowing school staff, teachers and parents to carry guns on school grounds to protect children in such situations.
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.