FEBRUARY IS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: CHARLOTTA BASS AND THELMA DALE PERKINS - *CHARLOTTA BASS AND THELMA DALE PERKINS* Thelma Dale Perkins Continuing my favorite month (my birthday month) I want to share a bit about the live...
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EUGENE, Ore.—Police in the Oregon college town of Eugene used tear gas to disperse about a crowd of 400 people who threw bottles at officers, broke car windows, and tore down street signs in a residential neighborhood.
Police say no injuries were reported, but two people were arrested on charges stemming from the riot late Friday.
Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon. Officers say college students often rent large
7:00 pm September 24, 2010, by Kyle Wingfield
Whatever you think of the cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools, the system will probably need a new superintendent when Beverly Hall’s contract expires next summer. All indications are that Hall will leave then on her own, if she isn’t pushed out before.
For once, there’s a good solution waiting in Washington.
Her name is Michelle Rhee, and she’s been chancellor of the District of Columbia’s public schools for three years. Now, her tenure may be coming to an abrupt end after her sponsor, Mayor Adrian Fenty, lost his re-election bid earlier this month.
Let APS board members waste no time before trying to recruit her here.
Rhee is just 40 years old, but already she has built an impressive record of tackling the stasis
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NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The U.S. Department of Education will delay the publication of a controversial rule that could strip a number of higher education programs of access to federal student aid, though the rule is still scheduled to be implemented "on or around July 1, 2012, as planned."
The department, "on or around Nov. 1," will release 13 of 14 new rules governing a wide array of higher education issues, including compensation for student recruiters, the definition of a credit hour and verifying information on federal student aid forms, ...
Of course, there is already buzz about Davis Guggenheim’s new film “Waiting for Superman”. Guggenheim’s recent Oprah appearance as “expert” on education was a perfectly timed PR move. I was already bothered by something that I’d read on the film, and over the week the grain of irritation grew by degrees. It occurred to me, after I had read Trip Gabriel’s Sunday New York Times piece on this one-sided film that I am really pretty annoyed by the social paternalist implication of the title. The title purportedly refers to a childhood memory recounted by an Harlem educator interviewed in the film, who once yearned for Superman to arrive and save the neighborhood’s problems. It also vexes me that Guggenheim, with his money and potential
By Martha Woodall
Inquirer Staff Writer
The department has scheduled a hearing for Thursday to consider funding for the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners high school. The charter has asked the department to divert $1.7 million in district state aid to it for its high school.
The district says it doesn't owe money to the charter because the high school was not approved and Palmer has enrolled more students than the 675 permitted by its operating charter.
The Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Academy, which opened in 2000, has campuses at 910 N. Sixth St. and 1415 N. Broad St.
"The district maintains its position that the charter school acted contrary to its charter agreement and added students which the School Reform Commission did not authorize," district spokesman Fernando Gallard wrote in an e-mailed statement.
Walter D. Palmer, the charter's founder and board president, has said the district owes his school $1.7 million