Other Education Issues
- Montgomery Implements Lottery System
For the first time, Montgomery Public Schools filled vacancies in magnet schools with lottery. The system uses numbers rather than names. Llacks background and reason for the switch but does offer some waitlist data.
Jul 8, 7:57 AM:
- MD Governor Setbacks
Governor's agenda faced resistance from legislators as legislative session ended this week. Some bills never made out of committee, charter school bill heavily amended. Question of whether Governor will veto legislative changes. >
Apr 15, 7:10 AM:
- DC Wait Lists Expand
More than 8,500 students are on wait lists for one or more charter schools this year, nearly 7,000 for at least one traditional school. Both represent increases from prior school year. Demand high for speciality learning >
Apr 9, 6:16 AM:
- LA Home School Surge
Home schooled population increases as private school enrollment falls. Common Core cited as reason for increase. Home-schooled still remains very small share of student population.
Apr 2, 6:58 AM:
- NY Budget Reforms
Governor's education proposals under consideration in legislature. Compromise includes spending increase in exchange for school choice, teacher evaluation reforms. Weight of test scores in teacher evaluations contentious issue. >
Mar 24, 5:24 AM:
- NY Standoff
Assembly Democrats reject governor proposals to reform teacher evaluations, expand charter schools tied to increased education spending. Opponents of governor's plan seek more mayoral control over New York City school system. >
Mar 10, 6:05 AM:
- TX Plans For The Future
Governor sees education plan as key to sustainable future. Priorities include quality preK, career pathways in higher education, nothing specific on school choice. Critics decry lack of funding increase to public schools.
Feb 17, 5:51 AM:
- Jindal’s National Reform Plan
Gov. Bobby Jindal introduced a national education platform, similar to what he has supported at state level. Outlines school choice, teacher tenure reform and Common Core repeal as key priorities.
Feb 10, 8:31 AM:
- AZ Facility Access Point
Legislative proposal would give charter schools access to unused school facilities. Opponents want decisions left to local school boards. Bill details still being finalized.
Jan 30, 6:40 AM:
- Boston’s Longer School Day
Forty minute school day extension approved by School Committee. School and union officials hope longer school day will increase student achievement. Lone opponent skeptical because of upcoming spending cuts.
Jan 29, 7:39 AM:
- CO Pomp And Circumstance
Graduation rate increases slightly and dropout rate decreases slightly statewide. School officials cite greater emphasis on completion as reason for improvement. Larger districts in state also show better trends.
Jan 23, 9:40 AM:
- Reading Into Improvement
Afterschool literacy tutoring in Los Angeles helps students with writing, reading, and homework. Includes information on funding, data, and results and shows how nonprofit tutoring programs make a difference.
Dec 8, 9:54 AM:
- Questionable Intentions?
Developer Carl Paladino’s ethics under microscope regarding for-profit charter schools. Facts released that Paladino later deemed false, provides little information regarding financials.
Oct 22, 6:16 AM:
- Knowledge To Get Involved
Teachers in Oklahoma contend more parent involvement is necessary due to low attendance rates at parent-teacher conferences. But, researchers raise questions and say parents need to know most effective ways to get involved. >
Oct 20, 8:32 AM:
- The Home School System
New Jersey families share stories of home schooling, and why they chose home school option. Families say home school is rewarding experience. Number of home schooled kids in United States has more than doubled in past 15 years. >
Sep 22, 7:55 AM:
- Young Students Advance
NC high school students take advantage of community college courses nearby, many of those students excel in doing so despite diversity. "Middle college" idea not flushed out, provides student perspective.
Aug 13, 9:52 AM:
- Investigating Charter Leader
Head administrator of NM four charters takes leave amidst FBI investigation. Offers head's brief history, but no info as to what investigation is taking place or why head plays important role in the matter.
Aug 5, 8:20 AM:
- Identifying Inequality
CA critics of fee-based summer programs say it exacerbates achievement gap among socio-economic classes. Covers variety of viewpoints via testimony from students and administrators.
Jul 21, 8:32 AM:
- Louisiana Common Core Saga
Superintendent reports no progress in rift between his office and governor on Common Core issues. Questions remain over procurement for test supplier, testing content. Ongoing disagreement over Common Core at large was not >
Jul 18, 7:15 AM:
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