Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:03pm
Baby boomers are aging out of education jobs in large numbers, and school superintendents are no exception, said Jim Buckheight, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, which focuses on superintendents. As a result, four new superintendents and at least eight new principals greeted students this school year. It’s not an unusually high number, say two statewide groups for superintendents and principals.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:13pm
In a strong show of support for public schools statewide, more than 80 school superintendents came together in Oklahoma City to protest Oklahoma’s new A through F grading system designed to hold schools accountable for education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 3:02pm
Following a couple of years of job losses, Minnesota schools are hiring more people. Nearly 107,000 people were on the school districts' payroll in August, an increase of 7.6 percent over the same month last year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:24pm
Ahead of a second closed-door meeting scheduled by the Wake County School Board to discuss "confidential personnel matters," board member Chris Malone told ABC11 in an on-camera interview that it was highly likely Superintendent Tony Tata would be fired.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 6:21pm
As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s underperforming classrooms, he faces several daunting tasks: slashing an estimated $1 billion budget deficit, confronting a woefully underfunded employee pension system and finding money for the pay raises that settled the first teacher walkout in a generation. He hasn’t ruled out school closings and tax increases, both of which would be hugely unpopular.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 4:40pm
So who might Mitt Romney pick as his education secretary should he win the November presidential election?
Here’s a list of some of the probable candidates, based on the people that Romney chose to be on his Education Policy Advisory Group, or that his campaign has used as “surrogates” to speak on education, or that are beloved by Republicans as important education reformers. In the latter category would be people such as Michelle Rhee and former Florida governor Jeb Bush and even Joel Klein.