Georgia District Hires Superintendent After Firing Search Firm That Found Him

Stephen Green will take the helm of the Dekalb County, Ga., schools in July. He's coming from Kansas City, Mo., where he has served as superintendent since 2011.


Wisconsin Plan Would Allow Takeover of Poor-Performing Milwaukee Schools

The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.


District of Columbia Offers Top Principals Three-Year Appointments

The principals must meet certain performance benchmarks to qualify for the longer posts and agree to stay at their schools for three years.


Districts and Parents Appeal Pennsylvania School Funding Ruling

The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.


Philadelphia Voters Approve Measure in Favor of Elected School Board

Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.


Former Superintendent Joshua Starr to Lead Phi Delta Kappa International

Starr had led the 154,000-student Montgomery County, Md., school district in suburban Washington until he resigned in February.


U.S. High Court Rejects Case of School Employees Fired After Hurricane Katrina

The suit began as an effort to prevent mass firings after flooding from the 2005 storm shut down schools and thousands of employees lost their jobs.


Georgia School Leader Named National Assistant Principal of the Year

With Jessica Ainsworth's leadership, reading proficiency rates at Lithia Springs High School increased for all subgroups, tripling for students with disabilities, according to the NASSP.


New 'Innovation' Fellows Named to Redesign Struggling Indianapolis Schools

The new fellows include a relief agency executive who ran schools in Kenya, an Indianapolis school principal, and a team leading a local public charter school.


Ratings Agency Downgrades Chicago Schools' Debt

The downgrade reflects the pressures of rising pension obligations following a state supreme court ruling last week that changes to the state's pension law in 2013 were unconstitutional.


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