Florida Bill Would Give More Autonomy to Principals Who Run Struggling Schools

Under a new proposal, highly rated Florida principals who are selected to run low-performing schools will get expanded autonomy.

Rhode Island High School Leader Named National Principal of the Year

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says Alan Tenreiro has worked hard to "ensure each student in his school is known and well served."

District and School Leaders React to Arne Duncan's Resignation

Arne Duncan, a former big-city schools chief who President Obama tapped as education secretary, will leave the post in December. He will be replaced by John King, Jr., a former New York state education commissioner.

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

Buffalo Parents Slam School District's Response to Civil Rights Complaint

A group of parents charge that the Buffalo School District's response to civil rights complaints does not adequately address admissions to the district's top schools and teacher hiring practices.

Three Urban Districts Lauded for Strong Governance, Strategic Vision

The school boards in Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lincoln, Neb., were awarded the 2015 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

What Role Can States Play in Developing Effective Principals?

A new report by the Wallace Foundation says states can play a huge role in setting standards, recruiting, and supporting principals and aspiring principals.

With Hunger Strike Over, Chicago Activists to Focus on Elected School Board

Activists ended a 34-day hunger strike to reopen Dyett High School. They will channel their energy into advocating for an elected Chicago school board.

Chicago's High Suspension Rates Driven By Schools With Concentrated Poverty

A new study by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research takes a deep dive into disparities in Chicago school district's suspension data.

Education Pioneers Group Expands Efforts to Groom K-12 Leaders

The California-based organization recruits candidates with backgrounds in areas like law, policy, and business to work in school districts, charter schools, and education organizations.

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