Board members of the Denver Public Schools delayed approval of a plan to change instruction for English language learners. The district has about 36,000 ELL students, and it has been under a federal desegregation consent decree since 1984. The plan supported by the district superintendent would strive to more effectively connect students and parents with language services and instruction.
The foundation of the late Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton donated nearly $12 million to Southern California charter schools and reform-minded education outfits last year, as part of a $150-million investment in education nationwide, the organization announced Tuesday.
In debates over education reform, D.C. public schools and other troubled urban systems tend to dominate the scene. But a national conference hosted here by the Obama administration gave a rare platform for suburban schools from the Washington area and beyond to show off their projects or join the quest for innovation.
April 10, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill honored three school districts for academic growth in elementary mathematics education with the 2008 Everyday Mathematics Outstanding Achievement Award. This year's winners are Denver Public Schools, Colorado; Orange County Public Schools, Florida; and Woodbridge Township School District, New Jersey.