This week's education news from other parts of the country:
new study shows the average high school graduation rate in the nation’s
50 largest cities was 53 percent, compared with 71 percent in the
Education Secretary Arne Duncan
has some suggestions for how schools can spend their windfall from the
economic stimulus law, including summer school and extra pay for
teachers to coach struggling colleagues.
United State risks "the equivalent of a permanent recession" unless the
situation is remedied, a McKinsey and Co. researcher warned.
hard-hit Elkhart, Ind., and across the nation, education experts see a
bright spot in the dismal downturn: more students may opt to stay in –
or return to – school.
Bill 1462, which now heads to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, would
provide "qualified immunity" to educators who follow school procedures
while breaking up a fight or disciplining students. The law is designed
to make it easier for judges to dismiss lawsuits brought by parents who
disagree with disciplinary actions. Via ECS.
bleachers in the Laguna Creek High School gym were filled earlier this
week with students gazing at an outline of Africa on a big screen.
KIPP is ready to start bargaining Gotham Schools
enthusiasm to begin bargaining suggests that he does not intend to
abandon the Brooklyn school, a possibility some observers privately
raised after the teachers first said they wanted to form a union.
Supreme Court seemed worried Tuesday about tying the hands of school
officials looking for drugs and weapons as they wrestled with the
appropriateness of a strip-search of a teen.
The Pennsylvania Education Department plans to tighten security
after a fifth-grader who wanted to "play school" ordered a batch of
secret state school assessment tests from his western Pennsylvania
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