- School chief cashes out leave, becomes California’s top paid
- > Nov 16, 10:06 AM: The head of a Southern California school district is the state’s highest paid K-12 administrator for the third year in a row after taking advantage of various perks, including one that allows him to cash out sick time that
- Some Kalamazoo students to remain virtual due to lack of in-person learning space
- Nov 16, 6:15 AM: For the upcoming second semester, Kalamazoo Public Schools received more than 100 requests for students to return to in-person learning.
- Knox County Schools will not ask parents about their interest in learning cottages
- Nov 11, 9:21 AM: At least for now, Knox County Schools will not use "learning cottages" as a way to convince a federal judge to drop the mask mandate he imposed on the district.
- The Philadelphia School District is proposing a new media policy. It’s a ‘gag order,R
- Nov 9, 8:55 AM: "Are they afraid to hear the truth of what’s going on in the school — how children are experiencing education, how our money is being spent?" said Kristin Luebbert, a Philadelphia teacher.
- San Diego schools reverse course after parents balk at proposed mental health day off
- > Nov 9, 6:59 AM: After springing an announcement on parents late last week that schools would be closed Friday for a mental health day, the San Diego Unified School District abruptly changed plans, making school attendance optional that day while
- Shorter summer breaks? Washington districts study changing school calendar
- > Nov 5, 7:06 AM: According to Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 18 school districts and one charter school are using grant funding to explore shortening the traditional summer break to allow for what’s known as a
- CPS cancels all classes Nov. 12 for ‘Vaccine Awareness Day’
- Nov 5, 5:15 AM: The district gave parents just over a week’s notice of the day off that officials hope will lead more students to get vaccinated.
- New mayor will face challenges with BPS
- Nov 4, 5:57 AM: While by many standards, including high school graduation rates and college matriculation, the schools are doing well relative to other large urban districts, deep inequities have long plagued Boston’s school system.
- Hillsborough County Public Schools Offers Tutoring For Quarantined Students
- > Nov 2, 8:06 AM: School district leaders in Hillsborough County have created a new virtual tool to help pre-K and elementary school students learn better and reduce learning loss while in quarantine. The program, which uses the Microsoft Teams
- Opinion: D.C. schools improved under mayoral control. Why do some council members want to undermine
- Nov 1, 9:27 AM: Since 2007, when the D.C. Council voted to give the mayor control over the public school system, there have been periodic attempts to claw back the historic reform.
- More than 100 virtual Kalamazoo Public School students shifting to in-person learning
- Nov 1, 8:11 AM: More than 100 Kalamazoo Public School students are switching from virtual back to in-person learning for the district’s second trimester, according to a district spokesperson.
- Superintendent applicants can’t just agree with learning goals, they must have a plan
A former principal lists key questions to ask candidates about how they plan to double literacy among third graders in five years, among other objectives.
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- CMS students get extra day off next week, making Halloween 4-day weekend
- Oct 27, 6:07 AM: "Our teachers need a little bit of a breather, and they don’t get a lot of breathers,” school board member Margaret Marshall said.
- Closing BPS middle schools leaves some children school-less
- Oct 27, 5:56 AM: As Boston follows through on plans to phase out middle schools, parents at three Boston elementary schools are unsure where their children will study next year.
- Local school districts set aside ‘mental health’ days for students, teachers
- Oct 26, 5:22 AM: Several school districts in central North Carolina are setting aside time for students and teachers to take a "mental health" break.
- What do parents want? St. Paul district bets on bigger, ‘well-rounded’ schools
- > Oct 25, 6:22 AM: "All the marketing materials in the world doesn’t change the fact that we’re not providing a well-rounded education for our students,” Chief Operating Officer Jackie Turner told the school board earlier this
- Richmond Public Schools closing school two additional days in early November for employees’ mental
- > Oct 22, 9:03 AM: Fearing that Richmond Public Schools employees are on the “brink of burning out — even leaving,” Superintendent Jason Kamras has announced that the school system will be closed the entire first week of November, including two days
- Seattle parents rush to find ways to get kids to school after district suspends 142 bus routes
- Oct 19, 8:15 AM: Thousands of Seattle families scrambled to get their children to and from school Monday after Seattle Public Schools slashed 142 bus routes.
- Commentary: Maryland General Assembly culpable for Baltimore’s public school failures
- > Oct 8, 6:01 AM: Every week, it seems, we are hit with yet another headline outlining the latest examples of corruption in the Baltimore City Public School System, which has been failing a tragically large swath of Baltimore’s children for
- Chicago had a long list of disengaged students. Did efforts to reel them in pay off?
- > Oct 7, 8:20 AM: The school’s campaign was part of a broader push by Chicago Public Schools to re-engage tens of thousands of students who either tuned out remote learning last year or logged on only intermittently. The district flagged about