If your children are illegally attending San Francisco schools instead of schools in your assigned district, the school district has a message for you: Get out now or pay the consequences. School officials in San Fran have been on a campaign the last seven months to rid the district of people gamin...
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October 25, 2010
What does it look like to turn around a high school in a neglected and isolated part of town? How does a staff of teachers and administrators show students they are cared for and haven't been forgotten, while pushing them hard in a bid to improve lagging test scores? I set out in my story posted t...
October 13, 2010
District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced this morning that she is resigning after three and a half years in the job.
October 07, 2010
Remember all the fanfare less than two weeks ago about the $100 million deal Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Gov. Chris Christie made with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg? Well, it seems they should have consulted a copy of the state's education law before hopping on Oprah's couch for the big...
October 05, 2010
San Francisco is opening college savings accounts for its kindergartners.
September 13, 2010
A new proposal may clear the way for some New Orleans schools to return to local control, rather than spend another five years in the state's recovery school district.
August 26, 2010
A study looks at the best and worst U.S. cities for reform.
August 03, 2010
The state-mandated report finds reason to look more closely at, and possibly take disciplinary action against, 109 school employees suspected of inflating student scores.
July 22, 2010
The Broad Foundation is refocusing its direction after 11 years.
June 07, 2010
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he's ready to take control of Detroit's struggling schools.