Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:45pm
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:40pm
Monday’s pomp and circumstance marked the second year of the school district’s unique foray into performance pay, a controversial issue pushed both by the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program and the Florida Legislature.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott Monday announced a new citywide public awareness poster campaign to help continue to familiarize public school parents with the transition to the Common Core Learning Standards and the new state exams that begin this week.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:30pm
The announcement that Richmond School Superintendent Yvonne W. Brandon will leave the job on June 30 will set in motion a search for a new leader who school board sources say is likely to come from outside of the school district.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:27pm
Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:25pm
Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools' doors open.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:22pm
Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 2:19pm
Charter schools have spread across the country while generally keeping organized labor out, with operators saying they can manage schools better when their staffs aren't unionized. But labor groups are now making a big push to get a stronger foothold in this educational realm.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:19pm
Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:17pm
As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.