Tag Archives: schools

State orders Detroit to close half its schools

22 Feb

State orders Detroit to close half  its schools

Michigan state education officials have ordered Robert Bobb (  Detroit district emergency financial manager ) to immediately implement a financial restructuring plan that balances the district’s books by closing half of its schools, swelling high school class sizes to 60 students and consolidating operations.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/02/state-orders-detroit-to-close-half-its.html

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New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

12 Dec

New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

Read more:  http://aareports.com/2010/12/new-poll-us-adults-blame-parents-for.html

Mayor Fenty reforming Washington DC schools equals no reelection?

13 Sep

Mayor Fenty reforming Washington DC schools equals no reelection?

This is one of those instances that remind you of the old saying that no good deed goes unpunished. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty fought for and gained control of DC schools after which he inserted Michelle Rhee as schools chancellor. The schools have improved bu…t the very people’s children who are benefiting from this have no love for Rhee or Fenty because they think they are reforming too fast?????

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/09/black-mayor-reforming-dc-school.html

President Obama 07/29/10 speech on education reform

31 Jul

President Obama 07/29/10 speech on education reform.

President Obama speaks about the critical need for education reform and discusses what his Administration has done to raise standards and encourage excellence during a speech to the Urban League.

Watch the speech here: http://aareports.com/2010/07/president-obama-072910-speech-on.html