Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 3:24pm
A Texas school district Springtown ISD has decided to change its corporal punishment policy rather than apologize after a male vice principal paddled two high school girls, prompting complaints from their parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:26pm
Scores in reading and mathematics dropped in virtually all of the Philadelphia public schools and three charter schools under investigation for possible cheating, a newspaper reported. The Philadelphia Inquirer says its analysis indicates that all but two of the 53 city district schools and all three charters under investigation showed declines in reading and math. Seventeen district schools and two of the charters had passing rates at least 30 points lower than last year, the paper said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:07pm
With school officials anticipating a difficult financial year ahead of them, School Committee members want to meet with other town boards early in the school year to discuss priorities for the district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:44pm
Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute, shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 2:56pm
New Jersey’s plans for having a statewide teacher evaluation system in place by 2013-2014 goes full throttle this year, with every school district in the state being required to start putting the key pieces in place.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 2:40pm
Bridgeport school superintendent Paul Vallas wowed some in the education community when he passed a sweeping five-year plan to fix Connecticut's worst school district after being on the job for only three months.