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Poor Georgia Schools Still Get the Short End

Legislators this year thought they had fixed a $436 million grant program intended to raise up the state’s poorest school districts, but you can’t convince folks in rural Calhoun County that they succeeded.

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Hermosa (Calif.) Schools Top API Rankings

Hermosa View Elementary and Hermosa Valley School both earned coveted 10-10 ratings, ranking them among the top 10 percent of schools statewide as well as the top 10 percent of schools when compared to similar schools, according to public school test-score-based rankings released Thursday by the state Department of Education.

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Bloomfield (N.J.) Panel: Public Education is Under Attack

New Jersey's plan to fund schools will end up hurting not only Bloomfield students but others across the state, a panel agreed Tuesday.

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Ala. BOE Votes to Intervene in Birmingham Schools (blog)

The State Board of Education voted Thursday morning to intervene in the daily operation of the Birmingham school system and might eventually seize direct control of the system's troubled finances.

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Fort Worth (Texas) Schools to Pay $135,000 to Whistleblower

The Fort Worth school district will pay a former school district employee $135,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit, and the district will reinstate her to her job.

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Former Pa. Administrator Named Buffalo (N.Y.) Schools' Chief

A former Philadelphia schools administrator has been appointed the new superintendent for Buffalo's schools.

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Texas Schools Foot Big Bill for STARR Retakes

The school year ended the first week of June for most Texas students, but for hundreds of thousands of them, it won’t mean the end of class.

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Three Santa Clara County Schools Rank Top in Calif. in API Scores

South Bay and Peninsula schools continued to demonstrate their academic might, dominating the top tier of elementary schools in test-score rankings released Thursday by the California Department of Education.

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Chicago Schools’ 2nd-largest Union Ratifies New Contract

Chicago Public School officials and the system’s second largest union announced Thursday they had reached a contract that will give 5,500 custodians and other workers two percent raises for each of the next three years and saves the jobs of thousands of them.

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Oakland Schools' Officials May Face Criminal Probe

The founder and governing board of three controversial Oakland charter schools could face a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, misappropriation of funds and other illegal activities outlined in an official audit report released Wednesday.

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