Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:20pm
According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:10pm
Million-dollar homes and leafy boulevards once were the surest sign that you lived in a rich Texas school district. Now add drilling rigs, dusty roads and overnight trailer parks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:06pm
The Baltimore school system has hired a leading data forensics company to review thousands of state assessment results dating to 2009 — a third-party analysis that school officials say is needed to inject fairness into investigations of alleged cheating.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:01pm
In a typical classroom of 20 children, one is likely to have a food allergy that could cause a severe reaction. And one in six children with a food allergy will have his or her first allergic reaction at school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:55pm
Thousands of Los Angeles illegal immigrants have inundated the nation's second-largest school district for copies of records that might qualify them for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:49pm
Lake Forest High School, despite a teachers strike, was planning to reopen school Monday with administrators, substitute teachers and community volunteers offering students a variety of educational programs, parents were told during a meeting Sunday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:44pm
Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute, shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:33pm
Lawyers for Chicago Public Schools lost their case of a temporary restraining order which would have immediately ended the teachers strike. Judge Peter Flynn did not agree to hold a hearing on the matter today, instead suggesting the case be heard on Wednesday. But the judge questioned if the legal issues wouldn't be moot if the strike is over by then, according to Roderick Drew, a spokesman for the city's Law Department.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:05pm
On Friday, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis sounded ebullient when she announced that the union had reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools officials.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 09/16/2012 - 11:02pm
As states across the country move toward a systemic revamping of their educational assessment programs, while embracing significantly higher standards through Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a good time to evaluate how states use learning assessments and whether they can be better transformed as teaching and learning tools.