The nation’s only federally funded voucher program had a negative impact on student achievement from one year to the next, particularly in math, according to a new federal analysis of the program that helps about 1,100 students in the District of Columbia attend private school.
The possibility that students at two charter schools will be able to finish middle school in their current schools dwindled this week after Shelby County Schools’ lawyer denied the district had any say-so in the matter.
President Donald Trump’s plan to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. Education Department to study and scale back the federal footprint in K-12 education came as no surprise to accountability hawks critical of the administration’s retreat and was encouraging news to conservatives, who say it can’t happen fast enough.
The Vista Unified School District is rolling out a system in which students scan their fingerprints to buy lunch at the cafeteria, employing technology used for airport security, government clearances and law enforcement.
That’s how long senators on the Appropriations Committee spent this week to hurriedly describe, amend and approve their version of one of the most high-profile, substantial and costly education policy changes the Legislature will enact this year affecting K-12 public schools.
A federal judge has ruled that a predominantly white Alabama city may separate from its more diverse school district, even though the judge concluded that the action was motivated by race and sent messages of racial inferiority and exclusion that “assail the dignity of black school children.”
The city is having such a hard time removing bad teachers that it can’t even get a couple of convicted criminals — who are sitting in jail after being found guilty of committing crimes against students — off the payroll.