Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to lay-off teachers and possibly grow class sizes as large as 40 when students return in September, unless the state and city provide additional funding.
But the district’s numbers don’t seem to add up.Read More →
A Commonwealth Court ruling on Tuesday paves the way for charter schools outside Philadelphia to expand their operations and take on more students.Read More →
The 45,000 Massachusetts students on waiting lists to attend charter schools will continue waiting.Read More →
Hamline University’s part-time professors in June voted decisively to join the Service Employees International Union. The momentum appeared to be with SEIU organizers, as the first private college campus in Minnesota to unionize adjunct professors quite possibly cleared way for an even bigger domino in July—the University of St. Thomas.
But the solidarity stopped there. When the National Labor Relations Board tallied the results of SEIU’s test at the University of St. Thomas on Monday, the union got a failing grade — 136-84.Read More →
A lawsuit from Florida teachers would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs.Read More →
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
A group in Washington has filed a ballot initiative to reduce class sizes in the state’s public schools.
The campaign has raised $630,000, including $350,000 from the National Education Association.
Estimated cost of the reductions — including hiring more teachers and building new schools — is in the billions of dollars. The initiative doesn’t specify a [...]