- Jeanne Allen: 2020 candidates have the chance to embrace smarter education policies
- > Aug 23, 8:07 AM: Education policy is far too important to be based on campaign trail strategy rather than in a classroom. Because education enables our kids to lead happy, prosperous, and productive lives, education is always a top issue for
- Opinion: New poll offers wake-up call for Democrats on school choice
- Aug 23, 8:05 AM: The latest EdNext Poll shows rising support for all types of school choice. Most notably, it highlights the clear bipartisan support behind education freedom policies.
- Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics
- > Aug 23, 8:04 AM: Across the U.S., teachers and school districts alike are grappling with the latest political and economic realities of educator pay. The dynamics have been complicated by both the recent national teacher protest movement that’s
- Opinion: A Richness Of Poverty In Our Schools
- > Aug 23, 8:02 AM: However, Hanauer’s statement is just as powerful: “The lower your parents’ income, the lower your likely level of educational attainment.” There has to be a correlation, and schools cannot do it alone nor should we expect them
- Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?
- Aug 23, 8:00 AM: Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranza’s first year as schools chancellor.
- Your teacher is on Skype: What can VT schools learn from North Dakota's online classes?
- > Aug 23, 7:59 AM: Peterson has made it his mission to make sure that other rural kids aren’t left behind. Rather than consolidating schools, Peterson believes that small towns can use technology to keep school doors open while narrowing the
- Column: Back to school and the same old story?
- > Aug 23, 7:41 AM: Incredibly, high-fives were given all around on Monday based on extremely modest improvements: Citywide, the proportion of traditional and charter school students who performed at proficient and above (4 or 5 level) increased by 3.8
- Seattle school district and union still divided on pay less than 2 weeks before school starts
- Aug 23, 7:35 AM: Seattle Public Schools and the union representing 6,000 of its educators reached the end of their scheduled bargaining days on Wednesday without producing a new contract.
- Teachers' anger spills into school board meeting cut short by trustees as strike threat looms
- Aug 23, 7:32 AM: Teachers’ anger over an ongoing contract dispute rooted in promised pay raises boiled over during a public meeting Thursday evening that the Clark County School Board of Trustees ultimately cut short.
- Districts pitch career-focus
- > Aug 23, 7:26 AM: Pulaski County school district superintendents on Thursday described for nearly 200 business leaders and other education stakeholders their commitment and enthusiasm for cooperatively reconfiguring the county's 10 high schools into
- NYC kids doing better academically, new statewide test scores show
- Aug 23, 7:15 AM: New York City elementary and middle school students are doing better academically — and even beating statewide averages by some measures, new test results show.
- Failing to thrive?
- Aug 23, 7:07 AM: Lackluster test scores and ugly absenteeism numbers have lawmakers taking a critical look at Maine charter schools without asking schools why.
- Opinion: Changes in education will only happen through local involvement
- > Aug 23, 7:05 AM: Much of the consternation about proposed state budget vetoes this year centers around those related to education. Indeed, the University of Alaska bore the brunt of those reductions – initially $135 million and later reduced to $70
- Florida Board of Education seeks more money for vouchers, charter schools
- Aug 23, 6:55 AM: So the board’s legislative budget request, which in past years hasn’t always even jibed with the governor’s proposal, gained some critical attention as it emerged this week during a meeting in Broward County.
- Alabama spending $800,000 to grow charter schools
- Aug 23, 6:47 AM: In a move to open more public charter schools in Alabama, lawmakers quadrupled the amount of money flowing to the state commission in charge of approving them.
- Hempstead official supports charters, but not 'at the detriment' of public schools
- Aug 23, 6:45 AM: Charter schools in Hempstead are booming, but it is coming at a cost to the public school system, which says it may face more staff and program cuts in 2020-21 unless the state comes up with $11 million extra in aid.
- Father willing to fight to keep Indian Peaks Charter School open
- Aug 23, 6:44 AM: The closure of Indian Peaks Charter School in Granby is a heartbreaking scenario for Michael Schurer, a local business owner and father of a student who’s done well at the school.
- Providence's Achievement First proposal refuels charter debate
- Aug 23, 6:38 AM: The mayor’s proposal to allow Achievement First to expand has reignited a debate on the cost of such an expansion to the students left in the traditional public schools.
- Letter: Consider online school
- > Aug 23, 6:29 AM: Since I enrolled him at Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy I have peace of mind knowing that he’s learning in a safe environment that won’t trigger his allergies. Attending public school from home is also enriching his learning
- Letter: Taxpayer money shouldn’t pay for religious indoctrination
- > Aug 23, 6:24 AM: No taxpayer should be forced to pay for another’s religious education. That’s why the current fundamentalist-backed push to funnel public money to private, predominantly religious institutions does a disservice to students,