For many parents, sending their children to an independent school
may involve making financial sacrifices, but academic results tell the story.
About a quarter of the population is enrolled in the Eminence Independent School
District where the elementary, middle and high schools are all housed under a single roof--not uncommon in a town where the local pharmacy also doubles as the community hardware store.
The annual census from the Independent Schools
Council takes in all independent school
in the country, looking at how many pupils attend, how much they pay and what they study.
Officials with the Houston Independent School
District have suspended a plan to send some poor-performing students to a private religious school with taxpayer dollars, after the scheme drew fire from church-state separationists.
San Benito Consolidated Independent School
LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent School
Alliance for Minority Affairs (The Alliance) will honor outstanding members of the Los Angeles community at its annual Impact Awards dinner on May 6, 2014 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Gary Brace, pictured right, GTCW chief executive, said: "By embracing registration and regulation, an independent school
will be signifying to parents that its teachers adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and competence and conform to a rigorous code of practice.
There are many other suggestions, including calls for more intervention into low-income families when children are young, but calls to open up the independent school
sector are gaining momentum.
The 12 schools comprising independent schools
and expatriate schools selected as the "Best Schools" to implement the initiative are: Khadeeja Independent School
for Girls (1st), Omar Bin Al Khattab Independent School
for Boys (2nd); El Eshamiyah Independent School
for Boys (3rd); Amina Mahmoud Al Jaidah School for Girls; Qatar Independent School
for Girls; and Modern School of Saoud Bin Abdulrahman for Boys; Al Mahdi Al Amiya School; Canadian-Qatari School; Bonaparte French School; Smith Academy; English Read School for Boys; and the Education Centre.
According to Sabah, the schools from which the teachers have been nominated are Amina Mahmoud al Jeeda Independent School
, Al Shurooq Modern School, Al Wakeer Elementary Independent School
and Al Qudos Independent School
At GCSE, 57 per cent of independent school
entrants were awarded A or A* against a national figure of 19 per cent.
An independent school
in Stockton has topped another regional league table.