Big-City Districts Buoyed by Obama's Extension of 'My Brother's Keeper'

Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City School, said the proposed new foundation will help sustain the council's efforts on equity and access in its districts after Mr. Obama leaves the White House.


Video Series Highlights How Successful Principals Do Their Jobs

In "School Leadership in Action: Principal Profiles," by The Wallace Foundation and PBS Learning Media, "exemplary" principals share their strategies on improving different aspects of their schools.


'My Brother's Keeper' To Spin Off From White House as Independent Nonprofit

The My Brother's Keeper program, focused on improving education and career opportunities for males of color, has been a centerpiece of President Obama's second term.


Release of Standards for Principals and School Leaders Is Delayed

Feedback suggested that there were too many standards, they were redundant, and they were not aligned with what "transformational leaders" needed to do to meet higher expectations.


Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder Creates New 'District' to Oversee Detroit Schools

The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.


Judge Slashes Sentences of Three Convicted in Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal

Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told the former educators and their lawyers that the sentences he handed down in mid-April were too harsh.


Massachusetts Takes Over Troubled Holyoke School District

Low reading and math proficiency rates, along with other poor achievement outcomes, has prompted state education officials to take over the 5,500-student Holyoke school system.


Closures in Ohio's Districts Led Most Students to Better Schools, Report Says

A new report from The Thomas B. Fordham Institute examining charter and regular district school closures in Ohio showed that displaced students made gains in math and reading and the majority ended up in better schools.


New National Certification Program Aims to Train Local School Foundation Leaders

The six-month program spearheaded by the Illinois-based National School Foundation Association is aimed at training small, local school foundation leaders on effective management, networking, and fundraising.


Urban Schools Honored for Work Educating Black, Asian, Latino Males

Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.


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