Several major Illinois school districts heard a proposal for an online charter school Monday night, and most people who spoke at the meetings were not in favor of the charter’s existence.
The county executive in one big school district near Washington wants to take over management of the district’s budget and make the schools superintendent a member of his cabinet. Will it work?
A parent-trigger bill was introduced in the Illinois General Assembly last month and is now in the Elementary & Secondary Education Committee. Beware big money!
18 Iowa students discussed key education issues for members of the state’s education department, who convened the panel to give students a voice in making schools more relevant, engaging, and effective.
Students in Colorado plan to protest statewide standardized testing Thursday by simply “opting out” of the TCAP tests and marching on the state Capitol. Brave, brave students!!
District 203 in Naperville will hold a hearing Monday, March 18, to consider a proposal from a for-profit education company for an online charter school in the Fox Valley area.
A federal education directorship for African-American educational excellence was created by executive order. US Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced David Johns will fill the post.
A new law in S. Dakota will allow school boards to give teachers permission to carry guns in school. Debate continues in Texas on several similar bills this week.
The teachers’ strike in Dixon, Ill., now in its 9th day, has forced school officials, all the way up to the Assessment Division at the Illinois State Board of Education, to make special accommodations to give students every chance to complete state testing.
A claim by one Baltimore high school’s alumni association is that the closure of the school violates civil rights. We disagree and explain.