| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and Michelle Rhee plan a joint visit later this morning to a charter school in Opa-Locka, the governor's office said. Yesterday, Scott announced that Rhee — the controversial, former chancellor of Washington, D.C. schools —...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:35 PM
First in a series of State of the State speeches by the nation's governors....
| Dec 30, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District continues to have more charter school students than any school system in the country, according to the latest data released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. L.A. Unified, with about 68,500...
| Mar 26, 2011
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid.
The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:34 PM
UPDATE: House Bill 1003 which would allow school vouchers passed the Indiana House Wednesday evening. The measure passed with a 56-42 vote. It now moves on to the Senate.
ORIGINAL STORY: Hundreds of people rallied at the statehouse Wednesday, showing...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 11:04 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Education advocates have told hundreds of people at a Statehouse rally that Indiana could be the nation's leader in overhauling schools.
Wednesday's rally comes as Indiana lawmakers consider Republican-backed proposals to...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 6:24 PM
Gov. Rick Scott, the scary bald man now in charge of our state, is scaring the bejabbers out of the public-school establishment.
The vouchers-for-all proposal put out by his transition team has the state teachers unions in a panic. The Florida Education...
| Aug 17, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday that parents have a right to know if their children's teachers are effective, endorsing the public release of information about how well individual teachers fare at raising their students' test scores....
| Nov 14, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation.
The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 5:58 PM
A lot of Republicans in Tallahassee probably are wishing Alex Sink won the election.
At least she understood the ground rules of what you can and can't do.
Scott is oblivious.
He is the first governor since the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah to take...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them.
In Atlanta, one...