Teachers have been striking in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters and various school throughout the city for two days now over a new teacher evaluation system that would make students’ standardized test scores count for 40 percent of th
Striking teachers in Chicago have reached a tentative deal with the city that will end a five-day stand-off and send 400,000 children back to class by Monday, according to sources close to the negotiations.
At the King Ecgbert School in Sheffield, teens who go to the loo are never really alone - video cameras are inside all 12 bathrooms. King Ecgbert as one of more than 200 high schools across Britain that have installed surveillance cameras in bathroom
The Chicago teachers’ strike will head into its third day on Wednesday, after the latest round of talks ended Tuesday night without a deal to bring teachers back to work, and the head of the Chicago Teachers Union describing their progress as “glacia
Chicago teachers struck today, closing classrooms for about 400,000 students and prompting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stop raising money for President Barack Obama’s re-election so he may devote time to settling the city’s first walkout in 25 years.
CTU President Karen Lewis and other principal negotiators finished up for the evening about 9:45 p.m.
Salary figures provided by the Chicago Public Schools show teachers here have the highest average salary of any city in the nation. According to the Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago teachers rank second behind New York City.
Teachers, paraprofessionals and school clinicians in Chicago have been without a labor agreement since June of this year.
Just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture mandates Radio Frequency Identification Device chips to monitor livestock, a Texas school district just begun implanting the devices on student identification cards to monitor pupils’ movements
Are we insane? How can we afford to spend more on prisons than on higher education in our increasingly competitive knowledge-based world?
Here in Nebraska, in Grand Island, a deaf child is being told to change the sign he uses for his name--because it looks too much like he's pointing a gun.
Spy tags track kids even after they leave school
A former fifth-grade teacher implicated in a cheating scandal reportedly gave students the illegal assistance because she thought they were “dumb as hell.”
Students who average more study hours do better in school. But a study published last week shows that students who stay awake to study more than their average up their odds of failing a test or having difficulty understanding instruction the next day
Parental responsibilities eviscerated as state takes over
“We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said, ‘Your diploma is right here but you’re not getting it. Close the door; we have a problem,’” Nootbaar said.
Former Penn State president Spanier issued a searing rebuttal to findings by the former FBI director Freeh that Spanier and other top university officials had helped conceal allegations of child abuse involving a former assistant football coach
A coalition of groups have brought a lawsuit against the Clovis Unified School District in California, claiming their abstinence-only sex education program violates state law.
US President Barack Obama on Saturday called on local and national lawmakers to prioritize education and stop firing teachers as a way to balance budgets.
A local shop in Detroit's Midtown must have received a big check from the government in order to fund this hustle. All Detroit Public School high schoolers who attend school on count day will receive a voucher for a free pair of Nike shoes.
Over the past several years an educational phenomenon has been exploding across America.
"The agencies have helped to operate a school-to-prison pipeline whereby children arrested in local schools become entangled in a cycle of incarceration without substantive and procedural protections required by the US Constitution.
The U.S. Department of Justice has accused officials in Lauderdale County, Mississippi of running ‘a school-to-prison’ pipeline that jails juveniles for even minor school disciplinary problems.
ALEC is working to ensure that public education dollars get diverted to private profits.
Barack Obama’s “African American Education Initiative” creates a new Federal bureaucracy. One of its goals will be to stop disciplinary action against black public school students who misbehave.
The Louisiana Association of Educators is sending demand letters to private schools participating in the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence program, the state voucher plan, insisting that those schools pull out of the program.
Lt. John Pike, the University of California Davis police officer who pepper-sprayed student protesters last November, is no longer employed by the university. The circumstances of his departure are not known.