- Cuomo, State Lawmakers Back 3-Year Extension of Mayor’s Control of Schools
- Mar 13, 7:32 AM: The Democratic leadership of New York state’s Assembly and Senate backed a three-year extension of mayoral control of New York City schools on Tuesday, accepting a proposal Gov. Andrew Cuomo advanced in January.
- D.C. Council unanimously backs Lewis D. Ferebee as schools chancellor
- Mar 6, 8:20 AM: Lewis D. Ferebee was confirmed Tuesday as chancellor of the District’s public schools, receiving a vote of support from each of the 13 D.C. Council members.
- School choice and equity are focus of new committees for Winston-Salem/Forsyth system
- Mar 5, 6:28 AM: Two special committees of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board met for the first time Monday, with one focusing on school choice and the other on climate, culture and equity.
- Parents divided as 97 percent of Putnam Co. students stay home
- Feb 21, 6:08 AM: It's the only county in West Virginia where school was not canceled Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s also the only place where striking teachers will not get paid.
- School board pressures Supt. Beutner for details of reform plans
- Feb 20, 8:56 AM: L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner works for the Board of Education, but some board members say they need to know more about where he intends to take the nation’s second-largest school system.
- St. Louis Public Schools Could Be Back In Local Hands In April
- Feb 20, 7:31 AM: The Missouri state school board sent strong signals to leadership of St. Louis Public Schools Tuesday it will end its 12-year oversight of the district this spring.
- School officials ask state legislators for more flexibility
- Feb 19, 7:16 AM: Flexibility was the focus of discussion as Pitt County Schools officials met with state legislators on Monday afternoon.
- DC files suit against 4 parents, city employee for defrauding schools
- Feb 15, 8:44 AM: Four Maryland parents and a D.C. employee are in hot water with the city, facing fraud charges for allegedly enrolling their children in District schools.
- San Antonio ISD is weighing multiple partnerships to run schools
- > Feb 14, 6:08 AM: Attracted by the prospect of more autonomy and better state funding under a new law that occasionally has led to controversy, principals of as many as 10 campuses in the San Antonio Independent School District are considering
- D.C. Council members consider nomination of schools chancellor
- Feb 13, 7:39 AM: D.C. Council members gave Lewis D. Ferebee on Tuesday a window into the political minefield that could await him if he is confirmed as the next chancellor of the District’s public school system.
- D.C. residents call for a new chancellor to build trust and stability in schools
- > Feb 7, 8:10 AM: One by one, more than a dozen residents told D.C. Council members Wednesday evening they hope Lewis D. Ferebee — the mayor’s nominee to lead the city’s public schools — will succeed in ways his predecessors
- Thomas Jefferson High School adding personalized learning period, cutting class rank
- > Feb 5, 7:35 AM: The changes are reinventing traditional education to focus on how students learn instead of simply teaching them the materials, administrators say. They want to make sure kids are learning and growing and provide them with
- Madras High School’s turnaround a result of sweeping change
- > Feb 5, 6:36 AM: There are many ways to judge a high school’s success — test scores, graduation rates — and most people wouldn’t consider pep rallies to be one of them. But for students at the resurgent Madras High School, where graduation rates
- Commentary: Put students, families first
- > Feb 4, 8:00 AM: Our public school system works extremely well considering the task, which is that our public schools must admit all children of various talents, skills, socioeconomic background and social status. On the other hand, private schools
- Should schools have more flexibility over their calendars? Triad legislators file bills that would a
- Feb 4, 7:01 AM: Two Triad school systems — Davie and Alamance-Burlington — are attempting to gain legislative approval for more flexibility in their school calendars.
- Schools worry flexibility lost if state re-defines ‘school day’
- > Feb 4, 7:00 AM: There was general agreement at the Senate Education Committee meeting last week that the definition of a “school day” is changing, but the committee voted unanimously to reinstate an old definition of the term – at least
- 17 years old? Don’t count on a public education in Alabama
- > Feb 4, 6:53 AM: Nix said he couldn't believe that Alabama county school officials had the right to deny him a public education solely based on his age. Nix took a job at the local yarn factory, but still yearned for that high school
- CCSD offers $10k annual bonuses to teachers at struggling schools
- > Feb 1, 7:28 AM: Johnston Middle School Principal Lou Markouzis tries to attract high-quality teachers to his one-star school, but the best he can offer is a corner classroom with a window. That’s about to change under a new pilot program that will
- Parents at Jackson demand solutions for South Philly’s crowded schools
- > Jan 11, 8:35 AM: Jackson was under-enrolled for years. But with the new families moving into the neighborhood, many drawn by the school’s good reputation, Jackson is now so full it will have to stop accepting students from other neighborhoods to
- Baltimore school board votes to close five schools
- Jan 9, 6:46 AM: The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to close five schools, adding to the dozens that have been shuttered in the district over the past decade.