Marzano Research | Leading High Reliability Schools Webinar

How do educators build High-Reliability Schools (HRS) and boost academic achievement? By implementing interdependent systems of operation and performance assessment for student-centered learning. Marzano Research is creating “levels of reliability” ratings for schools. They are: Level 1 addresses the day-to-day operation of a school: What are the rules? How do we work together to make… Continue reading Marzano Research | Leading High Reliability Schools Webinar

Pensions, Cheating, and Undocumented Students (Legal Brief)

This week’s legal updates include a Supreme Court’s relationship with school law, the attack on teacher pensions, cheating cases thrown out, and policy guides for undocumented students. For One Supreme Court Justice, a Personal Connection to School Law In a rare interview, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer reminisces about his father’s four decades… Continue reading Pensions, Cheating, and Undocumented Students (Legal Brief)

Appointed School Boards Pass Muster Under Voting Rights Act, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge under the Voting Rights Act to Chicago’s mayorally appointed school board, holding that nothing in the text of the 1965 federal law requires any public office to be elective. Court rules, mayors can appoint school boards. Legal – The Voting Rights Act of 1965 aimed to overcome legal and policy barriers at… Continue reading Appointed School Boards Pass Muster Under Voting Rights Act, Court Rules

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Massachusetts High Court Rules Schools Not Liable for Bullying

Massachusetts’ supreme court ruled last week that a school district cannot be held financially liable for bullying that left a child paralyzed. What is Bullying? The dictionary defines it as the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants. More recent legislation defines… Continue reading Massachusetts High Court Rules Schools Not Liable for Bullying

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