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UPDATED: Laura Bush Is Unveiling a Bold Principal-Training Effort Today

The former first lady is announcing a nationwide initiative by the George W. Bush Institute to groom as many as 50,000 principals across the country by 2020.


Feds Probe Atlanta Test Cheating Concerns

The spotlight continues to burn brightly on suspected cheating in the Atlanta public school system. Over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that federal authorities are looking into whether fraud was committed when test scores were improperly boosted. The district told the AJC it hasn't received any formal requests for information yet. News of a potential federal investigation comes on the heels of an announcement last month by Gov. Sonny Perdue that he was appointing his own special investigators to look into the test-score cheating allegations in Atlanta and in Dougherty County, which includes Albany. The paper's education columnist, ...


Facebook Founder Teams Up With Cory Booker & Co. on Newark Schools

A Facebook infusion hopes to make Newark schools a place of academic excellence.


Study Finds Wide Variations in Preparation, Graduation of NYC Students

A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.


Rhee Says D.C. Abandoning Reform Would be 'Devastating'

Michelle Rhee says D.C.'s children would pay the price if education reform is abandoned.


With No Regrets, Rhee Focuses on D.C. Schools' Future

Michelle Rhee says she and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty have no regrets about the pace of reform they undertook in trying to fix one of the nation's worst-performing school districts upon her arrival in June 2007, even if it has cost him--and possibly her--their jobs.


Michelle Rhee's Future in Doubt After Fenty Loses D.C. Primary

Michelle Rhee's future as schools chancellor is in doubt after Adrian Fenty loses the D.C. Democratic Primary.


Updated: Fate of Fenty, Rhee Before Voters Today

The outcome of the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary could decide the face of Chancellor Michelle Rhee.


Local Control May Return to Some New Orleans Schools

A new proposal may clear the way for some New Orleans schools to return to local control, rather than spend another five years in the state's recovery school district.


Obama's Back-to-School Speech Coming Tuesday

The president will address students Tuesday at a Philadelphia school.


Mayor Daley Won't Run for Re-Election in Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley has not only had an outsize influence on America's politics, but also its education system. He just announced that he will not run for another term.


Denver Schools Pension Gets High Marks

The nation's top credit-rating agencies give Denver's pension deal two thumbs up


Michelle Rhee a Dividing Factor in D.C. Mayoral Contest

Michelle Rhee is a polarizing figure in the Sept. 14 mayoral primary in the District of Columbia.


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