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Chancellor Carmen Fariña is expected to announce that principals will report to district superintendents, dispensing with a core philosophy of the Bloomberg administration.
A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.
Three Washington area students were tapped Wednesday as Intel Science Talent Search finalists, recognized among a group of 40 honored nationwide in the prestigious research competition for high school seniors.Read full article >>
Here is testimony given by a public school teacher at Wednesday’s hearing on the rewriting of No Child Left Behind by the Senate education committee, chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and a former U.S. secretary of education. The teacher is Stephen Lazar, a National Board Certified teacher who helped start Harvest Collegiate High School, a public school in New York City where he teaches social studies and English, and is dean of Academic Progress. He is also developing model U.S. history curriculum units for the New York Social Studies Toolkit Project. He previously taught at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn and the Bronx Lab School, where he served as department chair, instructional coach, and UFT chapter leader. He began teaching at Hayfield High School in Fairfax County, Va. Lazar’s writing on education policy and practice has been widely published. The testimony was also published on the Shanker blog.Read full article >>
Gov. Sam Brownback's proposed budget represents about a $127.4 million cut in schools' regular K-12 operating funds from this fiscal year to next year, according to a report released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.
Now that Jeb Bush seems likely to run for president in 2016, inevitable comparisons will be made between his approach to education reform — a focus of his efforts when he was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and afterward — and that of his brother George W. Bush, who made the No Child Left Behind law a key initiative when he was president.Read full article >>
In this special report, we examine how educators and policymakers are cultivating principals who can be the kind of political, managerial, and instructional leaders the profession now demands.
The need for more high-quality professional development for school leaders is gaining traction in local districts and with state and federal policymakers.
The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intensive training and support.
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In State of the Union Speech, Obama Defiantly Sets an Ambitious Agenda
What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union speech? Did you like or dislike any of his proposals? Why?
U.S. student performance on international exams has fallen compared to other industrial nations in recent years, a fact policymakers and others often cite in arguing that U.S. public schools need rapid reform in order to maintain their global competitiveness.Read full article >>