Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:48pm
Across the country, education reform is drawing big ideas and big bucks from some big names.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:10pm
Indiana’s new schools superintendent, Glenda Ritz, is making some allies in the Statehouse: Republican legislators who pushed the education-reform laws that triggered a wave of voter discontent that carried the Democrat Ritz into her new job.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:07pm
At Whitson Elementary School, Laura Austin’s class of eight first graders sat in two groups of four Friday morning, each student huddled behind a makeshift screen of manila folders, waiting for a spelling test.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:05pm
Gov. Rick Perry had called it “foolish and irresponsible” for Texas to apply for funds from the Obama administration’s signature education initiative. He feared Race to the Top funding would come with too many federal mandates on how to run classrooms in his state.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:02pm
If turnout at a charter school conference held Saturday in Tacoma is any measure, there’s definitely some interest in the independently managed, publicly financed schools that were approved by voters in November.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 8:59pm
A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and crayons to keep them calm and quiet.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 8:55pm
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should possibly consider arming certain employees to prevent attacks.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 8:43pm
One dressed up in goofy costumes to make her students smile.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 6:24pm
Schools around the country are reviewing security plans, adding extra law enforcement patrols and readying counselors for the first day of classes since a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:53am
The search for a new superintendent for Huron Valley Schools Selects apparently is over. The school board unanimously approved starting contract negotiations with Jim Baker on Tuesday, following interviews with several superintendent candidates, including Baker. Baker is currently working in the position on an interim basis until the position is filled permanently. Baker previously worked as the district’s director of human resources.