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Local Leaders Urge Community to Join High School Transformation Effort


Matt Johnson graduated from Howenstine High Magnet School in 2006, where he learned the value of giving back to the community that he says has given so much to him.

“At Howenstine, I learned to build houses with Habitat for …

Having Faith in the Students


Greg Mohammed, also known as “Mr. Moe,” is the kind of teacher who always has students surrounding him or sitting outside his classroom just to say hello. He’s the kind of teacher serious enough to motivate kids in his science …

Minneapolis Union Will Help Authorize Charter Schools

A nonprofit body set up by the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers has been granted the authority to charter schools, in what’s apparently the first such arrangement of its kind in the nation.

An charter authorizer, let’s be clear, is not …

Disproving the “Failing” Label


Educators and staff at many priority schools have seen their school ranked, labeled and listed on a recurring basis that’s rarely positive. Kit Carson Elementary School is no stranger to that trend.

The school is located in West Las Vegas, …

Media Advisory: Local leaders urge community to join effort to transform Howenstine

TUCSON—Recognizing that sustained success can only be achieved through wide-spread collaboration, local leaders are hoping Tucsonans will join a national campaign working locally to help transform a struggling school.  In the process, they’re expecting to raise awareness about an …

Disproving the “Failing” Label

By Amy Buffenbarger Educators and staff at many priority schools have seen their school ranked, labeled and listed on a recurring basis that’s rarely positive. Kit Carson Elementary School is no stranger to that trend. The school is located in…

Update: Denver Unveils Unified District Charter Application Process

Think that charters and districts can't work together, are forever locked into adjacent silos to the eternal frustration and annoyance of everyone ?  Well, most of the time.  But following up on a recent agreement that local charters would accept …

Decatur Teachers, Students Reaping Rewards from Big Brother Big Sister


This article is from the Illinois Education Association

Roxie Dotson, a 10- year teaching veteran, thought she knew what the kids she was teaching daily at Durfee Magnet School in Decatur were going home to at night.

Durfee has a …

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 11/23/2011

There is a new site I’m seeing called Buffer. It lets you find things and put them into your “buffer” – another autotweeting type service. You can use with facebook but beware that often Facebook makes things …