Civil Rights Officials Investigating Complaint Against 'One Newark' Plan

The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.


Principal Survey Offers Snapshot of Mobility, Retention Among School Leaders

A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.


U.S. Principals More Likely to View Their Students as Disadvantaged

New data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that U.S. principals were more likely than their counterparts in other countries to believe their students come from impoverished homes.


Kansas City District Must Allow Student Transfers For Now, State Board Rules

Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.


Philadelphia District Invites Educators, Community to Redesign Schools

The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.


Houston School District Targeting North Carolina Teachers

The district in recent months has trained its sights on North Carolina's teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation.


Big-City Districts Join Obama's Initiative to Support Black and Latino Boys

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.


Cities in New York State Get Ready for Arrival of Child Migrants

Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.


Civil Rights Office Investigating School Closures in Houston

The complaint alleges that the school district has unfairly closed schools in minority neighborhoods in recent years.


Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.


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