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Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2012
Some of the students at Success Academy are doing International Baccalaureate-level work. Most of the classes have just five or six students. But this Baltimore public high school isn't for elite students. Admission depends on whether students have done something so serious a regular district school won't have them anymore: assaulting classmates…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Hispanic American Students, Public Schools, High Schools
Ujifusa, Andrew – Education Week, 2012
On an Election Day filled with dozens of state races and ballot measures with big implications for the nation's public schools, state teachers' unions and charter school champions had plenty to cheer in the aftermath, even as tax measures that would help pay for schools suffered setbacks in some places. Union efforts were instrumental in…
Descriptors: Elections, Federal Government, State Government, Unions
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
After months of arduous negotiation and partisan squabbling, states across the country have produced budgets for the new fiscal year that in many cases will bring deep cuts to state spending, including money for schools. The budget blueprints adopted by numerous states were postscripts to divisive legislative sessions that saw newly elected…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Collective Bargaining
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
Education programs across 19 states are piloting a performance-based assessment for teacher-candidates that potentially could serve as a common prelicensing measure for new teachers. Based on a test in use in about 30 education schools in California, the Teacher Performance Assessment includes a "teaching event" requiring teachers to…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests, Evaluation Methods
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2008
This article describes the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University. Launched last year by a pair of economists, the center specializes in calculating and comparing the long- and short-term costs--and probable payoffs--of different educational strategies that promise to improve students' lives. Studies…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Graduation
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2005
Good fiscal news is arriving in state capitals: Tax revenues are finally starting to recover from their four-year swoon. The bad news: States face pressure to meet increasing health-care costs and to replenish rainy-day and other funds legislatures tapped in recent years. The bottom line is that schools will have to fight for significant increases…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Taxes, Educational Finance, State Legislation
Archer, Jeff – Education Week, 2005
Educators from the United States flock to Edmonton, Alberta, a district in Canada where schools control 80% of the district's total budget. Education leaders from Chicago, Colorado, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Oakland, California, and the District of Columbia have all flocked to learn about Edmonton's experience with site-based management of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, School Based Management, Elementary Secondary Education
Gehring, John – Education Week, 2005
Across the U.S., urban school districts are losing students and shuttering schools. In Detroit, some 35,000 students have left the city schools in less than a decade, and the city will close 34 schools and reassign more than 10,000 students in 2006. However, the trend is not limited to Rust Belt cities like Detroit, although their problems tend to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, School Districts, Declining Enrollment