September 2011 Archives

Bullied, Protectors Share Stories at Conference

During the federal government's second national bullying conference, students and members of the administration shared haunting stories of bullying gone unchecked.


Kansas City Loses State Accreditation

The state vote gives the school system two years to turn around, or face a state takeover.


Gates to Fund More Charter-District Collaborations

Boston, Central Falls, R.I., and Sacramento, Calif. will join a handful of other of other school systems to receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for forging collaborative relationships with charter schools.


Philadelphia School Commission Chairman Steps Down

The resignations, along with the recent departure of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, means that Philadelphia will be facing new leaders at the helm.


Tacoma, Wash. Teachers Defy Judge, Continue Strike

The district and the Tacoma Education Association have been negotiating without success since May 31.


Tacoma, Wash., Teachers' Strike Continues for Second Day

Striking teachers say they're looking for a fair teacher reassignment policy and smaller class sizes.


Think Tank Claims Middle-Class Schools Falling Short

Middle-class schools educate the most students, but have surprisingly low achievement results, according to Third Way, a think-tank advocating moderate policy ideas.


Philadelphia To Bear Full Cost of Superintendent Buyout

The anonymous donors who pledged to support the deal withdrew in the face of suspicion over the deal.


Superintendent Salaries Show Slight Increase From Last Year

School leader groups note that private-sector executives earn far more.


Texas Superintendent Departs After One-Day Tenure

A school administrator caught up in the Atlanta cheating investigation was asked to resign after only one day in a new job.


Former Philadelphia Superintendent Vallas Fires Back at Negative Portrayal

Paul Vallas argues that his successor, Arlene Ackerman, took over a smoothly-running district when she started in 2008.


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