Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:40pm
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:07pm
Dramatic changes in how students are picked for Buffalo’s most sought-after public schools will make more seats available to more students – including students of color – by next fall.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:59pm
Interim Superintendent John McDonough backs from several recommendations to a facilities plan that would relocate some schools and expand others, amid growing opposition from students, teachers, and parents.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:48pm
Reforms in Denver Public Schools include increasing the number of charter campuses and opening innovation schools, which get additional flexibility such as the ability to waive certain union rights.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:25pm
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington sent a letter Coachella Valley USD, chastising education officials for allowing "gross stereotyping" at Coachella Valley High School in school murals, football halftime shows, and the mascot in general.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:22pm
State Superintendent Janet Barresi says more schools received a lower or failing grade because the way the grades were calculated changed.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:09pm
A federal investigation of the West Contra Costa school district revealed a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that schools officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 1:52pm
Results continue upward trend but achievement gaps between whites and blacks, whites and Hispanics, and low-income and more affluent students persist. And far less than half of U.S. students are performing at levels deemed proficient.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:33pm
The student, who is Jehovah's Witness and prohibited by the religion from worshiping objects, refused on religious grounds, the investigation found. Officials said teacher Anne Daigle-McDonald twice placed the student's hand over his heart when the class recited the pledge.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:29pm
According to the report, 7,555 cases of bullying were reported during the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 73 percent of those cases, or 5,478, were confirmed as bullying cases after investigation.