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Nashville Schools' Diversity Praised During Rezoning Trial

Metro Nashville’s school zoning plan promotes integration by offering choice, national desegregation expert Leonard Stevens testified Wednesday in the final day of a trial over whether the district unfairly moved black students.

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Miami Schools Police Chief Accused Of Trying to Decrease Crime Stats

Miami Dade Public Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley is accused of directing officers to Baker Act rather than arrest students to make it appear that crimes have decreased under his watch.

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Faced with Scandals, Schools Consider Social Media Limits

Paul Roberts was “Teacher of the Year” when he was arrested and fired from his job teaching math at Stafford Middle School.

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NYC Won't Wait for Evaluations to Tackle Teacher Quality

Even without a new teacher evaluation system, New York City will ramp up efforts to weed out teachers who “don’t deserve to teach,” Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

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NYC Leaders Hope Tensions Ease Between District, Charter Schools With New Collaboration

The city Department of Education hopes to ease long-existing tensions between district and charter schools with a new collaboration set to kick off in the Bronx.

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Conn. Education Reform: Lawmakers Pass ‘Meaningful’ Bill

Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

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Taylor Swift Gives $4M to Country Hall of Fame Expansion

Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now, she’s donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.

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Education Trumps Immigration Among Top-Tier Issues for Latino Voters, New Poll Finds

Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO).

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CPS Plans 60 More Charters in 5 Years

Chicago Public Schools plans to create 60 more charter schools over five years, which would increase the share of privately run charters to about a quarter of all schools in the district.

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‘Chronically Absent’ Students Skew School Data, Study Finds, Citing Parents’ Role

Up to 15 percent of American children are chronically absent from school, missing at least one day in 10 and doing long-term harm to their academic progress, according to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

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