D.C. Public Schools’ graduation rate increased last school year by two percentage points, to 58 percent, but the city’s public charter schools recorded a drop of nearly seven points, to 69 percent, according to new data.Read full article >>
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.
A clandestine website — with images of drugs, hazing and nude, unconscious women — was the subject of a police inquiry that led to the suspension of a fraternity’s chapter at Penn State.
Financial oversight of public charter schools has significantly improved in recent years, but agencies monitoring the schools need to continue improving how they track contracts and enrollment verification, according to a D.C. auditor report released Tuesday.Read full article >>
The new flexibility granted to the state by the U.S. Department of Education, being tried out in a handful of districts, is a departure from the NCLB law.
Negotiations on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act continue among key senators, despite a recent setback in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
Arguments in an Ohio case revolved around whether the requirement that teachers report child abuse turns them into agents of law enforcement.
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
The regional partnerships among school districts, research organizations, private companies, and other groups are emerging around the world to address educational challenges.
At a time when school library services in many big cities are feeling squeezed, the Big Apple's declines are steeper than most, advocates say.
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
Amid a national push to expand early education, officials in a number of cities work to combat chronic nonattendance among preschoolers, seen as a warning sign of issues in the later grades.
At one California school, the threat of parental options under the law allowed them to negotiate a formal agreement with school officials on key issues.
In a new book, Robert Putnam, the author of Bowling Alone, contends that a growing share of low-income children are growing up without the community supports that bolstered earlier generations.
Advocates aim to broaden the influence of California's contentious statute, which gives parents a tool to push major changes at low-performing schools.
A still-nascent effort is under way to shift school district budgeting to a multi-year, collaborative process that has finance and academic officials working in tandem.
Any rewrite of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act will need a new name that captures both its policy essence and the public's attention.
Hands-on, technology-enhanced learning can help students become more interested and involved in the political process, writes Jean MacCormack.