The Walton Family Foundation is giving $8 million to Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst to add to the scores of millions of dollars it hands out each year to support the public education reform agenda of Walton family members.
The Common Core State Standards initiative was started with bipartisan support. But new and often nonsensical criticism from right-wing Republicans is making it seem as if the Core is a partisan issue, and, further, is clouding important and serious-minded criticism about the standards and their implementation.
A government watchdog group says the Prince George’s County school system “crossed a line” when a schools official sent an e-mail late Monday that urged residents to join a petition drive that opposes the county’s new school governance structure.Read full article >>
Fairfax County public schools administrators have proposed a boundary change that would move more than 350 students in the fall of 2014 to alleviate crowding issues at Fairfax High and Lanier Middle schools.Read full article >>
For the second straight year, significant parent opposition to "parent trigger" legislation in Florida has led to defeat in the legislature despite powerful supporters, including former governor Jeb Bush.Read full article >>