Alana Mellgren

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Why Are Private-School Teachers Paid Less Than Public-School Teachers?

One explanation: The working conditions are better in private schools, so instructors are willing to take a salary cut.<p>Private school teachers make way less than public school teachers. Average salaries are nearly $50,000 for public, and barely $36,000 for private. That’s not just a gap. It’s a …

The Cutthroat World of Elite Public Schools

Can selective-admissions policies ever be fair?<p>In September 2012, the NAACP’s legal arm joined forces with two other advocacy groups to file a federal civil rights complaint against New York City’s public school system. The issue at hand was—and still is—the city’s nine elite public high schools. …

Second graders imagine their dream school. It isn’t what you might think.

Lily Holland teaches second grade in the Boston Public Schools. She wrote the following post as part of a coordinated event last week sponsored by the Massachusetts Teachers Association in which educators, parents and others took actions to show support for traditional public schools and opposition …

Education

This D.C. public school program encourages kids to expand their horizons, literally

Study abroad programs are commonplace within modern university ecosystems. The merits of such experiences for college students are manifold: Exposure …

Flying

Detroit's new school system officially begins

DETROIT — Detroit Public Schools was split Friday into two separate districts.<p>Schools officials began initial preparations months ago, and they've been working furiously in recent weeks with state officials, attorneys, turnaround experts, vendors and others to make the transition as smooth as …

Education

Public schools’ business partners

Public schools are increasingly encountering competition from magnet and charter schools. In addition, starting next year, they will also see …

Education

Catholic Schools Pitch New Standards as Alternative to Common Core

Spanning kindergarten through grade 12, the new standards are notably different from the common core in several ways.

Education

Religious segregation in faith schools is 'dreadful' says catholic leader

Government proposals to allow faith schools to be entirely segregated are “dreadful”, the education head responsible for the opening of new Catholic …

Religion

A ‘hopeful and optimistic’ outlook on Catholic schools

Ask Kevin Baxter what he thinks about the current state of Catholic schools and the response you hear is likely to contain the words “hopeful” and …

These Private Schools Are Even More Customized for Your Kid

Not so long ago, Washington’s private-school landscape was fairly fixed: There were some parochial schools, a couple of military schools, and a …

Education

How Regulation of Private Schools Hurts the Poor

Every private school choice program in the United States monetarily benefits private schools at the expense of an increased regulatory burden. Even …

School Districts