December 2012 Archives

After 21 years of pushing for school reform and access to quality education for underserved children, the Public Education Network closed its national office today.

As the Newtown school district marks a week since twenty of its students and 6 of its staff were killed, superintendent Janet Robinson is beginning to make decisions about the future of the school and the district while mourning students.

A new state law and a court hearing today will both affect who makes academic decisions in Detroit's public schools.

Nation's school principals oppose arming school officials.

In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the American Federation of School Administrators is calling for a national task force on school safety.

The 26 people who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14 are remembered in this gallery.

In the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., the state has stepped in to provide mental health and security resources to Newtown.

Philadelphia announced that one in six of its public schools will be closed this year. Other urban districts have announced or plan to announce closings this year.

New research on principal evaluation and effectiveness attempts to determine the best way to define and measure principal effectivenessand finds that the task is trickier than anticipated.

Around the country, police will patrol schools, especially elementary schools, more heavily than usual this week.

As the mourning continues, school district officials and law enforcement grapple with resuming classes in Newtown, Conn., as the tragedy puts gun-control laws in the spotlight.

Newtown, Conn,. and the Sandy Hook school community are mourning Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, 47, the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the 20 schoolchildren and five other adults killed in a mass shooting at the school Friday.

Groups are accepting donations and messages in support of the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Among the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary are 20 children and six staff members, including the principal.

Some 26 people, including at least 20 children, died after being shot at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning. The alleged shooter is also dead.

The ASCD will host a public discussion on teacher and principal evaluation.

The El Paso school board is taking steps to challenge a state takeover of the district.

The 16 winners of the Race to the Top District competition were announced.

Michigan's legislature is considering a new Emergency Manager Bill that would have consequences for Detroit and other districts

Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, Hartford, Conn., and Spring Branch, Texas, were awarded grants from the Gates Foundation to foster collaboration and reduce tension between district and charter schools.

A coalition of Michiganders that includes school board members, parents, and the superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools sent a letter yesterday to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and President Obama questioning the Michigan Education Authority's selection as a finalist in the Race to the Top district competition.

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