- Pasco expands school choice with new magnet programs
- Jan 5, 6:49 AM: Pasco County parents will have new choices for the children's education as the district adds three new magnet schools in the fall.
- L.A. Unified orders COVID testing before school resumes amid high Omicron anxiety
- > Jan 4, 9:24 AM: The Los Angeles school district has ordered coronavirus tests for all students and staff before they return from winter break next week as a new period of high anxiety takes hold among parents and educators amid the explosive surge
- D.C. Public Schools will require a negative coronavirus test before students, staffers return
- Dec 30, 9:17 AM: D.C. Public Schools will require a negative coronavirus test for every student and staffer returning after the holiday break.
- New York City Looks to Test More and Keep Classrooms Open
- Dec 29, 9:16 AM: The city said it would allow students who were exposed to Covid to remain in school if they test negative for the coronavirus and have no symptoms.
- Opinion: Maryland school districts are harming children when they close their doors
- Dec 28, 10:43 AM: The announcement of new school closures, after all the evidence showing schools can manage coronavirus outbreaks, demonstrates that our school district leaders continue to view public education as a nonessential service.
- Pittsburgh Public Schools board approves 3% property tax increase and $690 million budget
- Dec 23, 7:19 AM: City property owners will see a tax increase from Pittsburgh Public Schools in 2022. The board on Wednesday approved a 2022 budget of $690 million and approved a 3% property tax increase.
- Harrisonburg school board extends Exigency Plan, 1-hour shortened school day for remainder of school
- Dec 16, 9:02 AM: School leaders mentioned teachers feeling burnt out, having to use their planning time to cover classrooms while other teachers were out sick, leaving them without enough time to plan accordingly during the workday.
- Opinion: New York Schools With de Blasio Out of the Way
- > Dec 15, 10:26 AM: New York’s departing mayor, Bill de Blasio, has spent eight years at loggerheads with law enforcement and school reformers. When he wasn’t siding with Black Lives Matter demonstrators at antipolice protests, the mayor was busy
- Will NYC offer classes on Saturday under new schools chancellor?
- > Dec 14, 7:14 AM: Longtime educator David Banks, who Mayor-elect Eric Adams tapped as NYC schools chancellor earlier this month, is already thinking about big changes in the city’s school system, with recent talk of longer school days and summer
- Largest U.S. School Systems to See Leadership Shake-Ups
- Dec 10, 9:17 AM: New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams on Thursday named veteran urban educator David Banks as the next leader of the nation’s largest school system.
- David Banks was introduced as the new NYC Schools Chancellor on Thursday.
- > Dec 10, 6:49 AM: Banks is an excellent choice. The career educator has an insider’s knowledge of the Department of Education but has taken an outsider’s approach in bringing innovation and excellence to the schools he’s headed — Bronx HS for Law,
- Alberto Carvalho, head of Miami-Dade schools, is pick for L.A. superintendent
- > Dec 10, 6:15 AM: Alberto Carvalho, who has led Miami-Dade County Public Schools since 2008 and is among the nation’s most experienced and admired school district leaders, has been named the next superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School
- Detroit’s first remote Friday had hiccups, but ‘flowed with focus’
- Dec 7, 6:38 AM: The Detroit school district canceled in-person classes for three Fridays in December to address concerns about the need for a mental health break, rising COVID cases, and to have more time to clean buildings.
- San Diego County district plans to offer in-person classes for unvaccinated students
- Dec 6, 6:43 AM: The district is creating a learning option called Alpine Choice Academy, where unvaccinated students can learn together at an off-campus location, getting instruction from district teachers.
- D.C. public schools can be a big gamble
- Dec 3, 8:51 AM: D.C. Public Schools officials are about to kick off what’s become an annual lottery ritual for traditional public schools.
- Schools are back in person, but quarantines, health concerns have students missing more class
- Santa Fe Public Schools offers a full menu of options for students through fall open enrollment
- > Nov 29, 7:30 AM: Santa Fe Public Schools has launched a new tradition this year — fall open enrollment. Previously offered in the winter, students and families this year have been invited to select their school of choice by Jan. 31. It’s an
- LAUSD nears a choice on next superintendent
- Nov 29, 6:42 AM: Before the end of the year, Los Angeles school board members intend to announce the most consequential decision of their tenure — the hiring of a new superintendent.
- Buffalo schools to close Wednesday for staff, students to ‘disconnect and refresh’
- Nov 19, 9:02 AM: With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Western New York and parents worried about what that might mean for schools, Buffalo schools will have an extra day off next week.
- Anne Arundel schools will dismiss early Dec. 23, group to study other changes
- Nov 19, 7:14 AM: Last week, Anne Arundel Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto proposed adding three early dismissal days to the calendar to allow teachers and students to focus on wellness, he said in a statement.