St. Louis public schools receive Department of Education grant. The $1.8 million grant will be used to encourage students to enroll and succeed in advanced placement classes. Only twelve of these Advanced Placement Initiatives Program grants were awarded nationwide. (STLToday)
The challenges faced by charter operators. Education Week interviewed five charter operators identified as successful to see what obstacles they face with respect to growth.
AP boot camp. Mitchell High School in Florida hosted its first AP boot camp, including an activity in which students had to help each other get through a bungee cord web: “The event, assistant principal Angie Murphy said, aimed to help students focus on five key skills — teamwork, organization, critical reading, problem solving and communication — that will help them succeed in their advanced coursework, and in life generally.” (Tampa Bay)
New forces rising to reform Teachers’ Unions. Andrew Rotherham’s “School of Thought” column looks at the internal forces trying to change teachers’ unions, including NewTLA, featured yesterday on Quick and the Ed.
Written by intern Marley Zeno.