It’s pretty much accepted by education researchers that preschool attendance has positive long term effects—people who go to preschool are more likely to be successful in K-12 education and to adapt socially to being around other kids.
Yet, preschool numbers for Latino kids nationally and in Ohio are lower than other ethnic groups.
House Republicans want to stop the state from using the education assessments known as the PARCC. The tests have caused a large amount of controversy with critics who say they take up too much time and place too much pressure on students.
But others say now is not the time to break ties with PARCC.
The anti-PARCC language first went unnoticed after House Republicans rolled out their revised budget bill. But after taking a closer look at the 3,000 page document—policymakers and advocates spotted the change.
Following a seven year stint as the CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District and a similar position in Detroit, Barbara Byrd-Bennett became CEO of Chicago Public Schools in 2012. Now, federal investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding a $20.5 million contract given to a business that she used to work for, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her, sources said. The ongoing federal investigation follows a long-running probe by the district inspector general’s office into the contract given to the SUPES Academy.
Since its inception in 1990, Teach For America has placed more than 33,000 educators in low-income districts across the country. But now, as PBS Newshour reports, the program is struggling to recruit new candidates.
Since the organization began in the 1990, Teach For America has sent more than 33,000 participants to lead classrooms in low-income, high-need communities. The competitive program has been a top choice for college grads, but recently it’s had more trouble with recruiting.
The majority of that speech centered around the progress of the district’s plan to transform the city’s schools, also known as the Cleveland Plan.
We checked in with Gordon earlier this week for a conversation that included a refresher on the cornerstones of the plan, the district’s relationships with charter schools, and what type of work still needs to be done.
From an Oklahoma fraternity’s racist chant to party damages at a Michigan hotel, the recent actions of Greek Life members have earned some national limelight. Often, members will reiterate that it’s just a small chunk of its group causing problems, but Inside Higher Ed looks at “how many apples it takes to spoil the barrel.”
The scene that greeted employees of the Treetop Resort in late January looked like a tornado had passed through. Doors hung off their hinges, holes pocked the walls, debris and pieces of ceiling covered the hallway. But this wasn’t the work of a freak winter storm.
Fewer school districts would be hit with a state funding cut, the state auditor would be barred from public-records issues and Ohioans would get a 6.3 percent income-tax cut as part of the roughly 200 amendments House Republicans added to the two-year state budget. Gov.