Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:47pm
Denver Public Schools is at a crossroads: The district can double-down on Superintendent Tom Boasberg's reform efforts, or move toward a more traditional model that could place a moratorium on new charter schools in the district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 1:43pm
Almost half the youngsters most affected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school shutdowns did not enroll this fall in the new schools where officials planned for them to go, records from Chicago Public Schools show.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:50pm
Campaign comes after one student says she realized on visit to the Carnegie Mellon University campus that "I wasn't even close to being ready for college."
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:43pm
More than 90 percent of the 2,500 students given seats in accredited schools as of Aug. 9 were attending those schools when officials took a count last month. Still, there were defections as the unprecedented process to transfer students unfolded.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:39pm
Weeks of focused help paid off at one school -- the pass rate in math jumped 14 percentage points, with black, white and Hispanic students all making gains.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:17pm
Lawyers for the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and a state teachers union could get a windfall of up to $20 million if successful in their lawsuit claiming the state's school funding formulas were not properly approved for three years.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:46pm
The Boston Globe worked with two professors from the College of the Holy Cross to build an online tool, Dreamschool Finder, to help parents locate the public school system that best suits their kids.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:41pm
"It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes. In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:38pm
With early admission deadlines looming for hundreds of thousands of students, the new version of the online Common Application shared by more than 500 colleges and universities has been plagued by numerous malfunctions.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 6:10pm
One of the reasons the reorganization of the Buffalo Public Schools administration ended up costing taxpayers $1.6 million instead of saving $2 million is that many longtime administrators were protected.