This fall, school districts throughout Missouri will have new directives from the state that provide leeway in how to handle a potential influx of students transferring from unaccredited school systems.
The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously to name an area elementary school in first lady Michelle Obama’s honor. The name was selected for Mrs. Obama's support of a healthy, active lifestyle, after which the school models itself.
If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing. This isn't only happening in Pennsylvania, but other areas across the country that view budget cuts as an option to "fix" public schools.
After turning away kids for years, school superintendents say they plan to begin accepting transfer requests this summer from the first of what could be hundreds — if not thousands — of students seeking to leave two unaccredited districts in north St. Louis County.
Rachel Halliburton wanted to help her mother care for Rachel's 10 younger siblings. Madison Angelos had trouble focusing in a crowded classroom and was looking for time to train physically to enlist in the military.
Superintendent Samuel King is rapidly moving forward with an ambitious plan to transform the school division by converting 10 existing schools into public charters and creating an open campus high school.
Fremont High School's campus in gang-entrenched East Oakland is just three blocks away from International Boulevard, famous for its booming sex trade. The school is known for abysmal test scores, numerous student suspensions, and low graduation rates.
We're still a couple of years away from the deadlines that could trigger such action. But two years is not much time to salvage an abysmally performing school, and districts that don't act soon could find themselves facing state intervention.
House lawmakers pushed forward their $20.6 billion budget after more than seven hours of debate recently that was punctuated by a back-and-forth on private-school vouchers where the House speaker took the unusual step of participating.