New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein yesterday announced a plan that includes hidden cameras and forming new schools for troublemakers. Repeat offenders would be required to sign a behavior contract.
An advocacy group has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the state's 1999 takeover of Detroit Public Schools. The group says the takeover violated the right of city voters to choose school board members.
The state's plan to wire all of its public schools will be finished by July 2003, says Ed Boot, executive director of the School Facilities Board. The project has fallen behind schedule because of financial troubles at Qwest, the telecom company hired provide the wiring.
A new report from the United Nations finds the United States and Germany have the least effective educational systems among the world's richest countries. South Korea was deemed the most effective, followed by Japan.
LeapPad from LeapFrog Enterprises, an educational toy that emits sound and music when users point to pictures, numbers and letters with a stylus, is flying off the shelves. The high-tech toy is designed for children 3 and older.
Newly-appointed Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein has exercised a new power by hiring three superintendents. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg lobbied for the right for the chancellor to appoint superintendents, a power that previously fell under the local school boards' purview.