Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:23pm
Columbus schools leaders acknowledged the district is the subject of a federal investigation today at the same time that the state auditor's office indicated it is likely to refer some district employees for criminal prosecution in its data-tampering investigation.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:17pm
Facing a growing challenge from the burgeoning charter school movement, the D.C. Public School system plans to close 20 schools, most of them at the beginning of next academic year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:14pm
A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Eastern Michigan University and withdraw from the Education Achievement Authority.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:00pm
As it girds for a battle over school closings, the Chicago Teachers Union is adhering to the strategy it employed during the September strike by framing the fight as one pitting regular Joes from the neighborhood against elitist big-money interests.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 4:08pm
Resurrecting a struggling high school is more about changing culture than curriculum, according to Charles Payne, a University of Chicago professor and affiliate of the university's Urban Education Institute.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 4:05pm
Several hundred protesters marched along Michigan Avenue Monday morning to voice opposition to the school closings plan being put together by Chicago Public Schools.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 3:57pm
Contentious cuts to teachers' benefits pushed by Gov. Scott Walker last year offset about two-thirds of the reductions to school revenue, according to a new study released Monday.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 3:55pm
In delivering A+ Schools' eighth annual report today on academic achievement in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, executive director Carey Harris said it marked the first time she had delivered so much bad news.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 3:52pm
A hushed air hung over Rhea Heaton's first-period Spanish class at La Center High School, as students took an end-of-the-week quiz Friday. Light murmurs of students asking questions mingled with the gentle tapping of fingertips on illuminated screens.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 3:49pm
It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones.