The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools released a report earlier this week announcing that the nation's schools are facing $271 billion in deferred maintenance and calling for the federal government and states to collect more information about the state of their school buildings.
California's state board expressed strong support for the effort of a group of school districts seeking a flexibility waiver from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Boston's School Committee voted yesterday to approve a new student-assignment plan, which the district says will keep more K-8 students in schools closer to home.
The gradual resegregation of the nation's schools has been a concern for civil rights activists, who pointed to evidence that white students were increasingly unlikely to share a classroom with nonwhite peers as the 1990s progressed. But in the new millennium, that trend has slowed, according to new research. With some exceptions, the nation's urban school districts became increasingly integrated between 1998-2009.
Obama administration officials talk federal early-education proposals, turnarounds, NCLB waivers, and sequestration in addressing urban school leaders' annual legislative conference.
The single wave of closures is believed to be one of the biggest in the nation.
Michelle Rhee and other education activists continue to test their influence in local school board races.
The superintendent of the 311,000-student Clark County School District in Nevada, which encompasses the Las Vegas metro area and is the nation's fifth-largest school district, will leave his post later this month, according to an announcement from the district released this month.
Only one newcomerelected to the Los Angeles-area school board under a new system designed to bring more diversity to the panel.
Millions of dollars in independent expenditures pushed spending in the primary race for three seats on the Los Angeles school board to record levels.