It was one of the centerpieces of Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address in January: a proposal to provide state help for schools to experiment with longer schooldays and years.
At least four of the nine school districts that won $24 million in state grants to extend the amount of time children spend in the classroom say they may turn down the money because they don’t have enough time to plan for longer school day.
An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while she was pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest.
A FORMER TEACHER at John B. Kelly Elementary School in Germantown has filed a federal lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, contending she was wrongfully fired based on her age and race.
At 13, they were viewed by classmates with envy, admiration and not a little awe. The girls wore makeup, had boyfriends and went to parties held by older students. The boys boasted about sneaking beers on a Saturday night and swiping condoms from the local convenience store.
Education reformer Michelle Rhee once called teacher tenure the Holy Grail of elementary and secondary school educators. Given how aggressively school reformers attack it, and how fiercely teachers’ unions defend it, she might have made an understatement.
Glenn Beck wants to bring down Common Core, and wants his followers to pull out all the stops to do it.
The pressure is on to develop new state academic standards, but the process has bogged down and frustrations are mounting amid efforts to be inclusive.
In his first public comments on the controversial Vergara v. California ruling that struck down teacher tenure laws in June, Gov. Jerry Brown offered little insight into his thinking on the ruling.
Texas needs an extra year to try out its new system for evaluating teachers, delaying any statewide use until fall 2016, Education Commissioner Michael Williams told federal officials Wednesday.