Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:57am
Tennessee may need to re-evaluate organization of its secondary schools in light of ongoing discussions about the need to have students prepared with the necessary skills to take present jobs and jobs that could be coming to the state.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:35pm
While scaling back some programs is inevitable, recent news stories about deep cuts in high school counseling positions are especially disturbing. In these times of economic stress, students need college counseling more than ever.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:58pm
On the surface, the New York mayor’s professed concerns about what might be called the social justice dimensions of charter schools and the condition of some of the city’s most celebrated parks – including Central Park – might appear unrelated.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 3:06pm
So now into this debate comes Rochelle Riley, the columnist for the Detroit Free Press. She has made the radical suggestion that residential public schools – boarding schools, in other words – might be worth a try in Detroit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:54pm
Because magnets are fully part of public school systems – their teachers are unionized and they follow district rules, while charters are run by private entities and are typically not unionized – reviving them is seen as part of an effort to save public schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:33pm
For the last six years, Oregon parents have watched state and local budget-making. Next year, districts across the state will stop cutting and start rebuilding. As money comes back into district coffers, what should be on parents’ minds?