Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:49pm
Philadelphia-based Education Law Center cites poor academic performance, high student turnover, fraud charges involving former officials at two cybers, and the $366.6 million cost of the 15 cyber charters already operating in the state.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:48pm
Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:46pm
Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:45pm
The majority of low-performing schools that received financial assistance from the federal government two years ago made gains in reading and math scores, but about one-third of the schools actually declined or showed no improvement.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:46pm
John LeGendre has longstanding ties with Glendale Landmark, formerly known as Unit One and Glendale Grammar School. His grandmother and mother taught at the school, he attended Unit One and his two sons currently attend Landmark. He tells his kids: “We have history there, so you have to behave yourself.” That’s 100 years of history—an achievement few and far between in a state so newly built out.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:06pm
Mayfield High School junior Jacqueline Sanchez will take 14 standardized tests this year. "We are no longer tested based on what is taught," Jacqueline told a crowd of students, parents and educators Wednesday evening. "We are taught based on what is being tested, and that is abusive."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:00pm
Charlie Baker spent his morning at Rogers Middle School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Massachusetts Candidate for Governor was shadowing Curtis Cowts as part of the city's principal for a day program, where leaders from government to business to the arts see the highs and lows first-hand of running a Boston school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:53pm
Inland schools in Pomona, Calif., will get $12.7 million in Prop. 39 funds to plan energy-efficiency projects for school districts and charter schools. The initiatives will help create jobs, protect the environment, save money, and create teachable moments for students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:43pm
Four men were arrested for trespassing at a Seattle school building where their organization taught a culturally-based curriculum for African-American students. Representatives from Seattle Public Schools, which owns the off-campus Horace Mann building, said that the district wanted to renovate the facility and called the police because some members of the organization refused to leave.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:34pm
The New York State Assembly criticized plans to create a statewide website to store students' test scores and make the information available to parents. Assembly members spent two hours Wednesday questioning Education Commissioner John King about potential security breaches in the system.