Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 9:23am
In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:40pm
Rather than do battle over a controversial parent-empowerment law, Los Angeles school officials earlier this year opted for collaboration. This week, that move started to pay dividends.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:34pm
School safety legislation that would provide crisis training for school employees who are authorized to carry concealed handguns on campus was approved Thursday by the Texas Senate Education Committee.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:02pm
A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:26am
The prospect of having to get their teens awake and to school 10 minutes earlier and having to find care for their younger children two Wednesday afternoons a month is not going over well with parents in Lynnfield.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:15am
The concept of segregated proms in the South shocked people when the AJC and other newspapers wrote about it a few years back. The first question from readers was how this could still be happening.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:09am
A public school district in Danville, Ky., has turned its emphasis away from traditional testing to encourage creativity and let students learn by doing. NewsHour special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on "deep learning," and how it requires commitment from educators, students, and parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:57am
Legislation that would require at least one teacher, principal or other school staff member to carry a gun in every public or charter school in Indiana appears to be raising eyebrows at the highest levels. And while security experts, parents, and teachers acknowledge the need for security, questions about training remain a big issue.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:46am
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 1:00pm
A bill in the state Legislature would remove public schools from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, alleging the organization discriminates against schools that select their admissions by separating them into different football brackets.