New Professional Standards For Educational Leaders Are Released

New professional standards for educational leaders, formerly known as the ISLLC standards, stress principals' role in hiring, developing rigorous curriculum, promoting equity, and managing school operations.

To Promote Integration, N.Y.C. to Pilot Diversity Plans in Some Schools

A New York City pilot program to promote diversity will allow seven elementary schools to set aside seats for low-income students, English-language learners, or students in the child welfare system.

Los Angeles Unified Refines Its Wish List For New Superintendent

Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is looking for a politically-savvy and experienced instructional leader (with additional traits) to run the school district.

Denver Superintendent Going on Leave to Learn Spanish, Travel With Family

Tom Boasberg, Denver's superintendent for the last seven years, will explore Latin American with his family. He plans to return to the district next summer.

Houston School Board Rejects Proposal to Ban Suspensions for Youngest Students

As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.

No Classes Next Year on Muslim Holiday in Maryland's Largest School District

The Montgomery County, Md., school board voted 6-2 not to hold classes on Sept. 12 next year, when the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Adha is expected to be celebrated.

Chicago Teachers Union Says Members Are Willing to Strike

Ninety-seven percent of union members who participated in a "practice" strike vote last week supported a walkout if necessary, the union says.

Jennings, Mo., School District to Open Foster Home for Homeless Students

The district, which borders Ferguson, has about 200 homeless students and nearly all of its students qualify for free and reduced price meals.

Minneapolis District Names Six Candidates for the Superintendent's Job

The short list includes the interim superintendent Michael Goar, as well as candidates from Milwaukee, Massachusetts, Houston, and Minnesota.

Charter Enrollment Hits 40 Percent Market Share in Six Districts

Despite growth, overall charter enrollment still accounts for just 6 percent of public school enrollment nationwide.

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