A state judge in Louisiana ruled that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s trademark school reform legislation, a voucher program that sends public tax dollars to private and parochial schools, is unconstitutional in the way it diverts funds away from the state funding formula.
Election Day handed corporate education reformers a few defeats and, in Maryland, announced that immigration reform was tied to education success.
An editorial about the presidential election and what we think it could mean for our schools and the education of America’s children.
The Broad Foundation Prize for Urban Education was awarded to Miami-Dade County Public Schools earlier this month, with the hopes that the district will serve as a model for narrowing certain achievement gaps, increasing the high school graduation rates, especially among minority students, and improving the performance of minority students on statewide standardized exams.
A New York Times article examines the use of psychotropic drugs to deal with ADHD-like symptoms in children, whether or not they have the disorder.
A Belleville West High School math teacher allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student under 17, and now the student is claiming in a lawsuit that the school failed to prevent the encounter.
Strikes by teachers in Illinois are becoming more widespread, and we wonder if there’s something in the water.
The Maryland State Board of Education adopted braille standards for use with the Common Core in English/language arts and mathematics. Maryland is the first state to formally adopt braille standards with the Common Core.
The number of Maryland students who took at least one Advanced Placement exam last year increased, as did the number of students receiving a 3 or higher. Scores on the SAT were flat, compared to scores from a year ago.
We compare the amount of time Chicago Public Schools students spend in class with students in other large urban districts and in other countries, including Finland, which administration officials like to hold up as a shining example of a country that knows how to run education.