New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly is eyeing former AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin as a candidate for the schools chancellor position, which may be open if Harold Levy's contract isn't renewed. Bloomberg says he'd be interested in hiring Levin but any speculation is premature.
Education officials reportedly are exploring an alternative to a diploma for students who complete mandatory coursework, but fail the controversial test. A plan to add MCAS performance levels to transcripts also may be introduced this fall, a report says.
Participants reportedly undergo four to six weeks of training in the summer and a yearlong internship before being allowed to have their own classroom. Candidates must be qualified to teach a subject that has a teacher shortage, such as math or science.
Legislation that would make California the first state to prohibit public schools from using American Indian tribe names for mascots was voted down Tuesday by the State Assembly. A second vote may come later this week, a report says.