January 2010 Archives

A California school district decides to return dictionaries to classrooms after a committee decision.

Chicago school board members and district administrators are being investigated for questionable spending.

Michelle Rhee explains her recent remarks about laid-off teachers being dismissed for being physically and sexually abusive.

A new documentary takes a critical look at America's public schools.

A California district removes dictionaries after an elementary school student stumbles across "oral sex" in a school copy of Webster's.

Experts say America's school districts have to tighten their budgets and spend money far more efficiently than ever before.

The Minneapolis school board picks Bernadeia Johnson as its choice for the top job.

The Pearson Foundation has given New Leaders for New Schools $3 million to help it continue developing its programs and focus on high schools.

Members of Congress want to include a grant program supporting training and placing principals in high-need schools in the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT

A network of Chicago schools saw success by focusing on instruction, not replacing staff.

NYC Schools sued for allegedly not following a state law requiring class size reductions; school officials deny the charges.

The new superintendent in St. Paul, Minn., has expertise with English-language learners.

The District of Columbia schools chancellor hopes to spare teacher jobs while making $22 million in budget cuts.

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