December 2009 Archives

The mayor of New York's third-largest school district wants control of its schools.

Kansas City citizens rush to be first to file for April's school board election for the district.

A resolution passed by the Los Angeles school board in August will allow outside groups such as charter schools to take over the management of 30 new and existing schools starting next school year.

The contract includes school-wide performance bonuses

A Los Angeles Times story prompts Ramon C. Cortines to urge principals to get rid of bad teachers before their jobs become permanent through tenure.

The former NBA star starts a new organization with help from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

New Orleans parents have a positive view of their schools, a new study finds.

Clifford Janey says his work on academics in D.C. public schools has had an impact on the city's rising scores on the NAEP.

School districts need to give reporter access to policy decisions and classrooms to improve education coverage.

The district's emergency financial manager, citing low NAEP scores, wants authority over what is taught in Detroit.

Someone is always unhappy when a superintendent decides to close schools because of bad weather.

Andres Alonso pushed for the district to participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment program.

Results show some progress for urban cities in 4th and 8th grade math over the last two years.

Mayor Karl Dean announces a new charter school incubator for his city.

Detroit to demolish 14 vacant buildings, long an eyesore and target for vandalism.

Schools that succeeded in improving low performance used multiple strategies, a new study finds.

The teachers union says an ethical conflict with a board member should block the action from going forward.

Tension on Denver school board leads it to see help from a marriage counselor

Searches for school-related information top Google lists in most major cities.

Educators from the public, charter, parochial, independent, pilot, and suburban schools that make up the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity have agreed to work together on promising teaching practices.

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