- Education is no different
A growing chorus of people -- and clearly some journalists -- who recognize that schools are for kids, not adults. Amen Minnesota Post-Bulletin!
Jan 4, 4:52 PM:
- Largest isn’t always best
Despite great numbers of great charters, the Los Angeles public schools still woefully underserve their kids, leaving their education largely to bureaucrats and union leaders who put adults first. As California goes, so goes the >
Jan 4, 4:33 PM:
Everything old is new again. Rhee-style education platform resembles a "best of" modern education reform proposals. Whether legislators will embrace these will be determined by who contributed to their campaigns.
Jan 4, 3:59 PM:
- Funding concerns are front and center in District 281
It's been all about funding in Robbinsdale District 281 this year - how to get it, how to save it and how to spend it. Early in the year, officials announced that $5.7 million would have to be cut from the budget for 2010-11, >
Jan 4, 2:56 PM:
- Charter School for Clifton?
Members of the Clifton Elementary community are pursuing the option of starting a public charter school after Fairfax County School Board decided to shutter their current facility in the traditional public school system. Another >
Dec 21, 9:15 AM:
- Chicago Charter School in the Top Ten Again
Amid the tsunami of information about the failures and closings of charter schools that regularly washes over the public by way of media and pro status quo commentators, it's nice to have proof of the possibility of charter school >
Dec 18, 3:03 PM:
- Ezra Klein - Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about the Bush tax cut deal
Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is launching a campaign organization that plans to spend $1 billion to bring her aggressive educational reform plans to the national stage.
Rhee said the new organization, Students >
Dec 16, 11:00 PM:
- MAKING THE GRADE: RIVER VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL OUTPERFORMS OTHER SAN DIEGO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
A rural school of 253 students in unimpressive portable structures has been the highest rated high school in San Diego County, Calif., for seven years.
The students go to classes twice a week and otherwise do independent >
Dec 16, 10:25 PM:
- CA parents use new law to demand school turnaround
Dissatisfied Latino and African-American parents descended on Compton's acting school superintendent to force reforms at McKinley Elementary School under the state's new "parent trigger" law.
Dec 16, 10:04 PM:
- Class size limits, charter school caps may change as Texas looks to trim costs
The Texas Senate Education Committee wants the legislature to consider easing limits on class sizes in elementary schools to save money. It also recommends ending the cap on charter schools in the Lone Star State.
Dec 16, 9:57 PM:
- Charter school proponents look to expand in Dorchester, Mattapan
This piece is okay as is.
Dec 14, 4:51 PM:
- Gray quietly takes first step in creating charter school funding equity
This piece is ruled by speculation and non-original reporting and awkward strings of fact. I'd like to see the original Washington Post article run. At the very least, this piece should rework the lede to immediately tie the >
Dec 14, 4:01 PM:
- Education board panel backs plan for RSD schools
Hmmm. City leaders claim they best "understand the needs of their schools and students." But, if local city leaders truly understood the needs of students in the first place, the schools would not have failed nor be placed under >
Dec 14, 10:10 AM:
- To make the grade, Paterson students must pass summer school test
District requires low-achieving elementary students to attend summer school and pass final test to proceed to next grade. Ends promoting those who don't make adequate process.
Dec 31, 6:32 PM: