Charter and Cyber Charter Funding Reforms Proposed
But activists have held countless rallies and demonstrations against the plan, even camping outside Mayor Michael Nutter's office for several hours Tuesday. They contend that the closures will harm already struggling neighborhoods by fueling the exodus from the district. "(Schools) are hubs of community life," said Ron Whitehorne, a retired middle-school science teacher. "We ought to be ... investing in these schools and developing them, not only for improved educational outcomes but for the whole community."
No accuracy, fairness, or transparency possible without sound formula
The statewide, non-profit organization examined how each of the 50 states calculates and distributes education dollars. The report shows that
Senators took turns quizzing state Education Secretary Ronald Tomalis on wide-ranging topics at an Appropriations Committee hearing that focused mostly on his department's programs and its $11.3 billion budget request for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Schools shift from textbooks to tablets
LOS ANGELES – A report detailing the practices behind the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools winner’s success in eliminating achievement gaps and reaching 100 percent college admission for all its students was released today by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
- Challenging curriculum back-mapped from objectives measured by Advanced Placement exams
- Longer school days and a longer school year
- Talented teachers and administrators carefully selected based on qualities exhibited by YES Prep’s most successful teachers and administrators
- Regular teacher professional development, coaching and individualized support
- Character building and community service integrated into the academic curriculum
- Preparation for students to thrive in a “college culture,” including travel opportunities to colleges and other trips, as well as assistance with college and financial aid applications, so students can envision themselves as successful college students
- Critical academic and social-emotional support for students even after high school on their college campuses
- Continuous improvement loops built into strategies
Music: Just for Rich Kids?
April 6, 2013 The Penn Stater Convention Center Hotel; State College, PA
Strategic leadership, school budgeting and advocacy are key issues facing today's school district leaders. For your school district to truly thrive, leaders must maintain a solid understanding of these three functions. Attend the 2013 PSBA Leadership Symposium on Advocacy and Issues to ensure you have the skills you need to take your district to the next level.