EdReports.org, a new nonprofit funded with $3 million from the Gates Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, will launch in winter 2014. According to a statement posted Friday on the group’s website, it will provide free, Web-based reviews of instructional materials, with a focus on “alignment to the Common Core and other indicators of high quality as recommended by educators, including usability, teacher support and differentiation.”
A Baton Rouge judge denied a request for a temporary injunction that would have put an immediate halt to using Common Core standards in Louisiana.
When classes start Monday, more than half of the students in Miami-Dade County will stream into a school they and their families picked themselves.
The Washington Supreme Court announced Friday it would consider whether a voter-approved charter school law violates the state constitution.
Seven out of the state’s 15 top-scoring schools on math proficiency tests this year were Success Academy charter schools — the same network targeted by Mayor de Blasio earlier this year in a fight over classroom space.
Beginning in 2015, Western North Carolina students could have the option to attend one of two virtual charter schools in the state — doing all their school work online at home instead of in a traditional classroom.
Indianapolis Public Schools has started the tricky work of navigating how it might partner with charter school groups to run some of its schools.
School board members and local education officials across the state have grumbled for years that charter schools divert money from public school systems to independently run institutions that compete with them for the best students with the most engaged parents.
The goal in Wauwatosa was to better attract and retain top-flight educators; the method was to change the way teachers are compensated.
The state Education Department is giving $9.2 million to school groups working to eliminate tests — including ones the state itself suggested.
Many students in Ohio’s large, urban school districts are moving on to fourth grade this school year because they passed an alternative reading test — not the state’s standardized test — to meet the third-grade reading guarantee.
State Education officials were scrambling to determine Friday why test data appeared to show more than 20,000 city students did not take math and English exams.
More than a year after Chicago Public Schools closed nearly 50 schools for under-enrollment, there has been little progress on finding new uses for most of the now-empty buildings.
The principal of Reynoldsburg High School’s Health Sciences and Human Services Academy made a commitment to freshmen and their families at last week’s orientation:
Milwaukee Public Schools annouced Monday morning that the district was cleared to offer free lunches to all students, regardless of their income levels, through a federal program.
Oklahoma investigators already were looking into allegations that teacher Jennifer Sexton was having sex with one of her students when she resigned from Hollis Middle School in April.