Seven Los Angeles public school teachers and aides have been charged with molesting more than 50 children in just over a year, though you’d hardly know it from the campaigns for next week’s municipal election.
Michael Strutt, superintendent of Butler, Pennsylvania, schools, took an extraordinary step last weekend to protect the district’s 7,500 children: securing a court order letting him place armed retired state troopers in every school.
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which is facing a bigger deficit than the city of Los Angeles, led issuers selling $445 million of Qualified School Construction Bonds this week, the most since the program began last year.
As many as one in five U.S. charter schools should be shut down because of poor academic performance, according to a group representing states, districts and universities that grant them permission to operate.
SolarCity Corp., the developer of rooftop solar systems whose chairman is billionaire Elon Musk, is installing panels with 7.4 megawatts of capacity at 26 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
It is hard for education reformers to be too optimistic about the post-strike prospects for Chicago schools. The resulting contract significantly boosts teacher pay in exchange for some modest changes such as a lengthened school day and improved teacher testing.