Mayoral control, state-run school districts, and charter districts were all proposed as alternatives to traditional school governance structures at a panel focused on school governance here this week.
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March 22, 2013
March 05, 2012
In exchange, the district must provide significant new protections to prevent the harassment of students who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
February 14, 2012
The board replaced the policy, blamed for contributing to a school culture that lead to bullying, and eventually the suicides, of several gay students, with one that promotes "a respectful learning environment in which teachers facilitate student discussions of contentious topics in a balanced and impartial manner."
February 10, 2012
The measures follow the deaths of two children who had allergic reactions at school but were not injected with the pens, which can treat the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction.
September 13, 2011
Middle-class schools educate the most students, but have surprisingly low achievement results, according to Third Way, a think-tank advocating moderate policy ideas.
December 17, 2010
A report by the Government Accountability Office reveals that schools hire teachers and other workers with histories of sexual misconduct, partly because of weak systems of background checks.
September 21, 2010
A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.
February 16, 2010
Snowstorms have blown across the nation, closing schools for multiple days and disrupting school calendars.
January 27, 2010
A California school district decides to return dictionaries to classrooms after a committee decision.
January 25, 2010
A California district removes dictionaries after an elementary school student stumbles across "oral sex" in a school copy of Webster's.