"We pushed back against an agenda that wasn’t good for our schools,” said Ron Mitchell, a retired JeffCo teacher and principal.
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Video of a rough classroom encounter between a black student and a white deputy in South Carolina had us thinking about alternative discipline policies in schools.
- At Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School, mentors help students cope with the trauma in their daily lives. The principal says the aim is not just to keep boys in school, but to keep them alive.Read More
- There are no federal laws in this country that prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college. But few of the students can afford it. Now, one online college is offering them an option.Read More
- President Obama has directed the Education Department to help states cut back on tests that don't help students learn.Read More
The ballot measure is unique in the nation. If it succeeds, $.08 of every $100 spent will help local students pay for college.
We chose five questions and compiled the positions of each candidate.
- Kids in America's schools are eating more local food, although it makes up only a small part of the average meal. Advocates say local food doesn't have to cost more, but buying it does take more time.Read More
The race in Colorado's second-largest district is saturating social media, lighting up talk radio, and sending hundreds of volunteers on door-knocking campaigns.
Aurora Public Schools is Colorado’s fifth largest district, where for every 10 children that begin kindergarten, barely one may graduate from college.
- In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent.Read More
- John King Jr. is Arne Duncan's deputy and was New York's education commissioner before heading to Washington. Like the man he's replacing, he's no stranger to controversy.Read More
The Bethune schools superintendent says she used to get U.S. applications. "Now we just don't get applicants, period," she said.