A group of nearly 80 Rhode Island teachers and administrators that were swiftly given pink slips in their mailboxes this past February may be rehired as part of union negotiations with the school district. The firings over poor student performance stirred an immense amount of controversy, with some pointing the blame elsewhere. When we reported… Read More »
When we reported on a school district based in Rhode Island that decided to fire all staff members at one of its schools, we ourselves were shocked by the board vote. But this story out of Kansas is even more appalling. The Kansas City School District has decided to close half of its 61 schools… Read More »
In an surprising move by Centrals Falls School District superintendent Frances Gallo, 74 of the teachers on staff at Viola Davis High School were fired for lackluster student performance.
In what appears to be an accidental yet embarrassing mistake, Crystal Defanti of Isabelle Jackson Elementary School sent her kids home with a compilation of video memories accumulated throughout the school year.
College students have taken an interest in the uci webreg system. Apparently, those individuals who want to register for classes at UC Irvine are not getting access to the system. It is most likely having functional difficulties as their server is overloaded. It can be a pain to not be able to register for classes.… Read More »
Winners of the prestigious MacArthur genius grant were recently revealed. The list of recipients, which was released this Tuesday, offers recipients some substantial perks, most notably a $100,000 allowance per year for five years. Most prospective recipients are often left in the dark – candidates for the award are picked without any sort of prior… Read More »
A six month study by Danah Boyd from UC Berkeley into teens using the social networking sites Facebook and Myspace has found that Myspace users tend to be the less sucessful. According to the study, Myspace teen users are those who typically acquire a job directly after high school, as opposed to after college. Boyd… Read More »
The Associated Press is reporting that nearly 2,300 schools are in the process of restructing or will be in the future. This comes after all the schools failed to meet testing goals under the No Child Left Behind act. Part of the restructuring may include the acquistion of new principals and teachers. If these schools… Read More »