Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.


School Board Members Should Encourage Community Partnerships, Guide Says

A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.


National Board Votes to End Principal-Certification Program

Saying administrative and financial challenges had become insurmountable, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will scrap its effort to develop advanced certification for principals.


Sacramento Withdraws From NCLB CORE Waiver

The California district and its teachers' union announced today they are withdrawing from a first-of-its-kind No Child Left Behind waiver the U.S. Department of Education granted less than a year ago.


Just Two Districts Named Broad Prize Finalists

Gwinnett County in Georgia and Florida's Orange County Public Schools are the only two finalists for this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education.


Atlanta Cheating Trial Pushed Back to August

Retired Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall, facing charges that she conspired to change student scores on state exams in 2009, is too ill to stand trial, her lawyer says.


D.C. Voters Toss Mayor Gray in Primary, Raising Questions About Schools

Washington voters rejected a second term for Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary, leaving big questions about the future of the city's schools chancellor, Kaya Henderson.


2014 Leaders To Learn From Featured at Live Event

The importance of leadership, equity, children's well-being, and raising academic standards were all on the agenda at Education Week's second annual Leaders To Learn From event.


New Superintendent Selected for Atlanta Schools

The Atlanta school board has tapped Meria Carstarphen, the superintendent in Austin, Texas, to lead the 47,000-student district.


New York State's Schools Are Nation's Most Segregated, Report Contends

A new report from UCLA's Civil Rights Project contends that in 2010, more than half of New York's black and Latino students went to schools with white-student enrollments under 10 percent.


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