Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:43pm
The Chicago Board of Education was expected to take a final vote Wednesday on whether to close 53 schools, an ambitious proposal that sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define — for better or worse — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:40pm
Members of Florida's State Board of Education are getting an update on a series of education measures that were passed by the Florida Legislature this session.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:38pm
Classes were out when the Sunday tornadoes decimated Joplin in 2011, but on Monday, the schools in Moore, Okla., were in. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, some of them drowning after a pipe burst in the basement where they hid.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:13pm
As hearings start this week on a Columbus school-district reform bill, an earlier proposal allowing for a state takeover of the state’s largest district is likely to vanish.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:11pm
Although school is back in session at Buena Vista schools, a state takeover is still on the table for the Saginaw County district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:45am
The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:42am
Lawmakers are pushing what they call the Opportunity Scholarship Act, a bill that would give parents up to $4,200 in vouchers to send their children to private schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:39am
Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:35am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:33am
Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.