June 2011 Archives

Detroit Leader Says District is the Problem, Not School Staff

Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts said a new educational authority should allow schools to come up with new ways of improving student learning.


Districts Report Bad News on Finances

Continued weakness in state and local funding will leave districts continuing to struggle, according to a survey from the Center for Educational Policy.


Student Performance Part of Superintendents' Contracts

Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.


Clinton to Charters: 'Keep This Country in the Change Business'

Former President Bill Clinton urged educators at charter schools today to continue to lead the nation in taking risks to improve public institutions.


New Report: 'The Road to Autonomy'

The Washington-based think tank Education Sector explores the movement among schools to autonomous management.


Low-Performing Detroit Schools To Get New Management

The Educational Achievement System is designed to give autonomy to struggling schools.


Ind. Superintendent Resigns to Save District Money

His rural district expects to lose funding under a newly-adopted school funding formula.


North Carolina Votes to Sidestep Private Accreditation Agencies

The law prevents colleges and universities from penalizing students based on the accreditation status of their high schools.


Pa. District Uses Sheep To Save on Lawn Cutting Costs

An administrator in the district has volunteered his sheep herd for duty.


West Virginia Takes Over Seventh School District

The state cited school board disarray and mismanagement in taking control of day-to-day operations in the rural Gilmer County district.


Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg District to Resign

Peter Gorman, who has drawn praise and criticism during his time in office, will join Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.


Judge Puts Philadelphia Layoffs On Hold

The city's teacher union disputes the district's plan to exempt teachers at certain schools from layoffs.


The Future of Detroit Schools

Which proposed turnaround strategy will best serve the struggling district?


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