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John Covington

School Stops Serving Lunch To Punish Students For Food Fight

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Detroit's McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School decided to stop serving lunch to sixth through eighth graders for a week after a food fight broke ou...

Kansas City Schools Slammed With Lawsuit Over Transfers

Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

Five suburban school districts have filed suit to stop student transfers from Kansas City Public Schools to their districts until various issues like ...

Joy Resmovits

More Charters And School Closures To Come In Detroit, Roy Roberts Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Roy Roberts, a former GM executive, says his first few months on the job as emergency manager of Detroit's public schools have been "like ...

Recovery Schools Chief Defends Record In Kansas City

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

The new leader of a Michigan recovery system for failing schools defended his record in Kansas City on Wednesday, a day after the district he used to ...

Schools Lose Accreditation After Years Of Failing To Meet Standards

AP | By CHRIS BLANK | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri education officials revoked the accreditation of the Kansas City School District on Tuesday after it failed for severa...

Joy Resmovits

Education Secretary 'Optimistic' About Detroit's Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

DETROIT -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the Motor City a homework assignment Thursday. "Can Detroit become the fastest-improving ur...

Joy Resmovits

Can John Covington Save Detroit's Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education

When appointing John Covington chancellor of Michigan's Education Achievement System, a plan to transform low-performing schools that will pilot in De...

Joy Resmovits

Kansas City Schools Chief's Departure Involves A Swirl Of Ethical Allegations, Profanity [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

The abrupt departure of John Covington from his post as superintendent of Kansas City, Missouri's schools reveals how interpersonal disputes between s...