Peter C. Cook

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Reflections: Journalism’s Role In The Current “Grit” Hype/ Criticism Cycle

MDE official: Clarksdale principal said prayer caused high scores

Lowanda Tyler-Jones, the Clarksdale principal accused of directing teachers to cheat on standardized exams, told a state education official that a …

East Baton Rouge School Board accepts 2 of 10 charter school applications

The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Wednesday approved a charter school group from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and a New Orleans-based …

Every TOPS scholarship could be cut -- and deeper than expected | NOLA.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Legislature have gotten behind a plan to cut every TOPS scholarship next year if the program experiences a …

Is education reform facing its own dangerous form of climate change?

Reading Robert Pondiscio’s recent article (“The Left’s drive to push conservatives out of education reform”) calls to mind Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient …

Teacher Unions Still Haven’t Forgiven Michelle Rhee, Don’t Care How Well Her Policies Work

In 2007, Michelle Rhee took over as chancellor of the District of Columbia public school system. In part because her policies were radical, and in …

Education

Commentary: With veto, Wolf puts unions ahead of students

Sharif El-Mekki<p>is the principal of Mastery Charter School, Shoemaker Campus, in Philadelphia<p>Two weeks ago, Gov. Wolf vetoed a bill that would have …

Education

‘Don’t force us to give up our school’: A Mississippi town is being told to integrate

By Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>CLEVELAND, Miss. — As 76 seniors from East Side High School’s Class of 2016 made their way across the modest stage one by one, each drew rambunctious applause, the most forceful cheers coming from four dozen members of the school’s Class of 1966.<p>Fifty …

Education

After Years of Public Conversation, New Orleans Says It’s Ready for Bike-Share

Bike-share is coming to New Orleans. The city released a request for proposal in April and would-be system operators will be submitting their bids on …

The Problem With Teach for America - Philly's 7th Ward

Eight years ago, I became principal of Mastery Charter Schools’ Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia, to continue a turnaround at one the most …

A Fresh Turn in the New Orleans Charter School Miracle

Oversight will revert to the city from the state, but with safeguards to ensure that gains remain intact.<p>The state of Louisiana has begun a new phase in the transformation of New Orleans schools. Senate Bill 432, signed into law May 12, transfers oversight of 52 charter schools, serving nearly …

New Orleans

Student Mobility Dropped in New Orleans, But Why?

I've noticed that one topic in school reform debates gets much less attention than it deserves: student mobility.<p>This is a key metric because it …

Meet Towana Pierre-Floyd

Education Superintendent John White’s ‘somewhat peculiar’ absence noticed at State Capitol after years of higher profile

State Superintendent of Education John White used to be one of the most high-profile officials in state government.<p>However, since January he has been …

School superintendent candidate proposes $14k raise for Washington teachers

The first thing David Spring would do as state superintendent of public instruction is cut the teeth out of a “draconian” test given to Washington …

Education

Helping Minority Students Excel in the Classroom

Andrea Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition – NHCLC, recently asked Katrina Boone how churches and parents can help …

The Most Cynical Chapter of St. Paul's Nasty Budget Battle

If you saw $9 million lying on the sidewalk, would you pick it up?<p>What’s that? You can’t be bothered? What if you were $15.1 million in the red, …

Budget Deficit

After Vergara, We Still Need to Do Right by Our Latino Children

<i>Editor’s note: Readers should consider two recent developments related to the Vergara case referenced by the author. On May 24, the former students</i> …

OneApp- Allen Toussaint

The Detroit Education Commission: A Big Step For Motown Schools

The April bill paving the way for the transfer of schools from the Louisiana Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) made …

Education

Poll: Slight majority backs Detroit school commission

<i>Lansing</i> — A narrow majority of Michigan voters supports creating a commission in Detroit with the power to control how many charter schools can …

West Michigan

PARCC opt-out numbers down this year

<i>Copyright © 2016 Albuquerque Journal</i><p>Resistance to the controversial PARCC test appears to have slowed in Albuquerque Public Schools.<p>This spring, …

U.S. Rep Says Fewer Schools Should Offer Free Lunch To All Students

Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita's bill would tighten eligibility requirements for schools to offer free meals to all students.

Teach for America retools efforts to recruit graduates from top colleges

By Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>Teach for America has spent most of its 25 years working to expand, growing from a concept outlined in a Princeton student’s honors thesis to an education-reform juggernaut that places thousands of idealistic college graduates in some of the nation’s neediest classrooms.<p>But …

George Washington

School Board accepts IDEA Public Schools, InspireNOLA charter applications

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Keeping Scholars Engaged in Teaching and Learning by Raymond J. Ankrum, Sr.

1. <b>Build authentic connections with students.</b> Students learn from the people they know care about them. If you care, show your students by being tough …

.@LouisianaSupe, aka “Big Brother,” greets 1000s of #TeacherLeaders & celebrates #LaEd progress #edreform #NOLAed https://t.co/zXpDdjN8SA

The humor of #TeacherLeaders… #LaEd #NOLAed #edreform https://t.co/Lww8xTnaOk