Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.
Only 13 schools in Metro Detroit — and 78 statewide — earned the highest rating possible on the state’s new reporting system for school performance, according to data from the state’s new accountability system for public schools.
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Charter schools, vouchers schools, and online schools aren’t all the same – and they often don’t even have to meet the same educational requirements to operate. After his daughter recently tried to get into college and was denied, saying that her charter school diploma was worthless, David Sheriff, a dad of two, says he understands the ongoing concern about quality control in non-traditional schools.
As students head back to school in the next few weeks, they're more likely than ever to arrive dressed in a school-sanctioned uniform, an increasingly popular policy that may not improve schools as advertised.
The Common Core State Standards, ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms.
Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.
An old Army buddy of mine invited me for a weekend of golf recently. Imagine my surprise if I found that, in Florida, they used a smaller golf ball. Mine would not fit in the holes and my clubs and swing would not be calibrated to the Florida balls. Fortunately, this never happens because the game of golf has standards. All balls must meet the same size, weight, velocity, and distance specifications to be considered a “golf ball.”
Without fanfare, the district posted an official “request for proposals” to its website Monday that invites charter schools to apply to open shop in what the school district has identified as priority neighborhoods—large swaths of the Southwest and Northwest sides.
West Virginia lawmakers scored an important victory in passing wide-ranging education reform legislation earlier this year, but leadership in both the Senate and House of Delegates acknowledge the war is far from won.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to follow standards—carefully developed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings—for determining a school district’s liability in cases of harassment.