Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:27pm
Cast by critics including the Chicago Teachers Union as villains in the ongoing schoolclosings controversy, privately run charter schools and their advocates are fighting back with efforts that include plans for a downtown rally by a newly formed parents group.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:10pm
Words like fine and routine punctuated descriptions of a day that was anything but at Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, where two seats sat empty on the first day of classes since last week’s fatal bombings.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:05pm
Texas public schools are set to face a tweaked accountability system for 2013 that will continue to grade schools largely on test scores but also will highlight improvement on the state exams.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 3:02pm
Charter school families in Horry County will rejoice in August when Coastal Leadership Academy opens its doors, providing a charter high school option for students who now attend charter schools that only provide instruction through grade eight.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 2:59pm
Intensive work is being done across the district to remediate children affected by allegations of forged test scores as well as those who have simply fallen behind.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 2:55pm
Several public schools made significant gains, shaking up the top 10 in this year’s rankings.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:43pm
Called Ten at Two, short, structured breaks are among the simple, low-cost strategies the Norris School District has been working into its daily routine the past half-dozen years to add physical activity to the school day.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:39pm
Madison School District property taxes for 2013 could increase 7.4 percent under budget recommendations being presented Monday to the Madison School Board.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:34pm
More than 130 police officers and deputies roam the halls of Orange County's 184 public schools, a visible reminder of efforts to make schools safer. But the same schools share only 44 social workers. That's about one for every 4,150 students, well over the one-to-250 ratio recommended by the School Social Work Association of America.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 2:31pm
The leader of the world’s largest public education system says he’ll fight for change until his last day on the job. Two years to the day after city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott officially took over the Education Department, the “boy from Queens” promised to keep pushing the reforms that have defined the Bloomberg administration.