If team teaching is used to reduce the student:teacher ratio to a very low number, say 6:1, one nonprofit startup has a promising approach, as President Obama observed earlier this month.
The hearings that preceded the vote by the Chicago Board of Education to close 49 school programs were an opportunity for people to speak up, but nobody was listening, it seems.
Reporters and the general public, including entrepreneurs, will soon have quicker access to the vast amount of data stored at the National Center for Education Statistics.
The Government Accounting Office says cheating on standardized tests used for accountability purposes is likely to have happened in 40 states.
Baltimore City and Prince George’s County may have misspent more than half a million dollars in federal grant money on personal items such as dinner cruises and makeover days.
We transcribe a video resignation letter from a teacher in north-suburban Chicago, who says she is quitting with a sad, heavy heart, since everything she “loved about teaching is extinct.”
Chicago Public Schools shut down 49 public school programs, most of them on the city’s south and west sides. In the end, protests did little to prevent neighborhood schools from being closed.
Voxitatis joins so many voices in asking the Philadelphia Public Schools not to delete music and the fine arts from students’ daily lives at school.
The debate rages on over how high the stakes should be for standardized tests being developed to assess students’ progress with respect to the Common Core.
The application for a virtual charter school that might open in suburban Chicago was denied by 18 separate school districts, and the company will have to appeal each decision individually.