Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:24pm
The measure also would allow the state Board of Education to prescribe conditions under which a local board could continue overseeing a failing district. The state board also could set up an alternative governing structure, such as a special administrative board, merging the district with neighboring ones or splitting the district into several new ones.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:21pm
The action comes amid mounting national concern that removing students from school is imperiling their academic achievement and disproportionately harming minority students, particularly African Americans.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 1:15pm
The Buena Vista School District unceremoniously shut down ten days ago, sending staff and students home for the year after the district ran out of money. At Tuesday night’s emergency school board meeting there was almost universal confusion about what happens next.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:12pm
On Monday, a group of Senate Democrats, accompanied by members of the American Federation of Teachers, called on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Education to stop implementing the Common Core standards, which Corbett's Democratic predecessor, Gov. Ed Rendell, started to get students ready for college and careers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:06pm
Educators want to give Minneapolis Public Schools more autonomy on budgets, hiring and schedules.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:02pm
The talk of closing schools in Richmond is back on — and there’s a third school on the list.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:56pm
High schools in Seattle won’t have to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests starting next fall, the latest development in the testing controversy that has drawn national attention after starting in January at Garfield High School.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:54pm
As part of a deal with the city, Portland Public Schools plans to commit $1.5 million from its reserves to fund arts teachers should courts strike down the arts tax.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:47pm
With Illinois close to making shooting-incident drills mandatory in all public and private schools, some parents and officials say a proposed new law would require tough decisions on how to balance a student's safety with a child's innocence.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 2:43pm
California schools would get $1 billion more than proposed in January to enact stringent new "common core" academic standards, plus almost a quarter-billion dollars more as part of his education-funding overhaul, under a revised budget proposal Gov. Jerry Brown released Tuesday.