Philadelphia-based Education Law Center cites poor academic performance, high student turnover, fraud charges involving former officials at two cybers, and the $366.6 million cost of the 15 cyber charters already operating in the state.
Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.
The majority of low-performing schools that received financial assistance from the federal government two years ago made gains in reading and math scores, but about one-third of the schools actually declined or showed no improvement.
This was supposed to be the year of the iPad’s crowning triumph in education—its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven’t quite turned out as planned.
John LeGendre has longstanding ties with Glendale Landmark, formerly known as Unit One and Glendale Grammar School. His grandmother and mother taught at the school, he attended Unit One and his two sons currently attend Landmark. He tells his kids: “We have history there, so you have to behave yourself.” That’s 100 years of history—an achievement few and far between in a state so newly built out.
Former New Haven, Conn. Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo, who saw the construction and rehabilitation of nearly 40 schools during his reign, attended a groundbreaking Wednesday for yet another school, this time one that will be demolished and rebuilt to bear his name.
Ronald Dufalla, superintendent of Pittsburgh-based Brentwood Borough School District for eight years, will retire at the end of June. Dufalla, 59, of McKeesport, has worked in education for 38 years, 37 of which he spent in Brentwood.
Summarizing his view of the state of public education in Utah, Superintendent Martell Menlove said the school system is "amazingly successful but with ever-present needs for improvement." Menlove's remarks came during the annual State of Education Address at M. Lynn Bennion Elementary School.
For more than 25 years, I’ve opposed state takeovers of public schools. I do not believe the state has the ability to improve the quality of education of New Jersey’s urban schools. The track record for school takeovers in New Jersey has been questionable at best.
Mayfield High School junior Jacqueline Sanchez will take 14 standardized tests this year. "We are no longer tested based on what is taught," Jacqueline told a crowd of students, parents and educators Wednesday evening. "We are taught based on what is being tested, and that is abusive."
Charlie Baker spent his morning at Rogers Middle School in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. The Massachusetts Candidate for Governor was shadowing Curtis Cowts as part of the city's principal for a day program, where leaders from government to business to the arts see the highs and lows first-hand of running a Boston school.
Inland schools in Pomona, Calif., will get $12.7 million in Prop. 39 funds to plan energy-efficiency projects for school districts and charter schools. The initiatives will help create jobs, protect the environment, save money, and create teachable moments for students.