While most of the debate centers on how to overhaul low-performing schools, there is no common definition on what constitutes a turned-around school.
May 2010 Archives
By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk Citing Gov. Charlie Crist's veto of a bill that would have linked test scores to teacher pay and evaluation in the Sunshine State, the Florida Education Association has endorsed the governor, now an independent, for the upcoming Senate Race. Details over at Teacher Beat....
A second lawsuit challenging California's K-12 finance system is coming down the pike.
KIPP officials say they will not take on any low-performing schools slated for turn around in 2010-11.
Education groups and individual plaintiffs sue the state of California over school finance.
Former president weighs in on controversy over changing state charter school law.
Races in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Oregon will impact public schools.
Kathy Cox, the gregarious state superintendent in Georgia who some of you may know best for her appearance on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," is leaving that post for a newfangled gig in Washington that will put her at the head of a nonprofit that Education Trust and Achieve have launched. The new venture—called the U.S. Education Delivery Institute—is described on its website as being "dedicated to building the capacity in state public education systems to implement school reform effectively." The name, frankly, sounds like a competitor for FedEx or UPS. But the moniker ...
The state's largest teachers' union collects signatures to qualify a ballot measure that would cancel corporate tax breaks.
Lawmakers are set to cast final vote today on the measure that would upend that state's teacher tenure rules.
The online retail giant continues to fight against states' efforts to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
Lawmakers in Colorado also wrestle with teacher tenure bill.
From guest blogger Michele McNeil, cross-posted from the Politics K-12 blog: This editorial in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times appears to be causing the U.S. Department of Education some Race to the Top trouble. And this may be an instance in which the department hasn't really earned it. The Times writes of a "deal" (presumably brokered between U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger) to let the state apply for round two of Race to the Top even though only a few districts would take part. And this deal supposedly allowed the education secretary to ...
From guest blogger Michele McNeil, cross-posted from the Politics K-12 blog: Education Secretary Arne Duncan continued to have a good day at the office yesterday as 37 states plus the District of Columbia say they're going to compete in the second round of Race to the Top, in which $3.4 billion in economic-stimulus prize money is up for grabs. Given all of the squabbles within states over buy-in, and one or two newsworthy state dropouts from the competition, this is a very strong showing for Duncan's signature education reform driver. No doubt, Duncan recognizes the importance of strong state ...