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In a crowded room in the U.S. Department of Education building in southwest Washington protesters from 18 cities gathered to tell department officials how school closings have affected their communities


Half of a school leader's evaluation will now be based on student performance.


The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 57-year-old elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing 20 children over the course of his 40-year-career, just a year after a similar case in Los Angeles.


A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools shows most big-city districts moving toward full implementation.


The NEA has come out to support Seattle teachers who refuse to administer MAP tests.


Three potential student assignment plans for Boston students were announced earlier today.


Long-term budget planning, retaining top talent, and partnering with charter schools are among recommendations in a new report advising school districts on how to manage steadily declining enrollment.


Starting this year, half of Chicago principals' evaluation based on student growth.


Eight districts that have banded together to work on school improvement issues are preparing their own plan to seek waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act.


A dispute over competitive bidding for school bus contracts has the city's bus drivers' union threatening a strike that could strand more than 150,000 students.


Kriner Cash, superintendent of the Memphis school district, announced his resignation on Thursday night.


Parents returned to school with students at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week as the community and state continue to recover from last month's tragic shootings.


New York City's department of education announced earlier this week that 26 schools will be closed, phased out, or truncated.


In an hour-long PBS "Frontline" documentary, the former District of Columbia schools' chief defends her leadership style and record while running the school system.


The watchdog agency inside the U.S. Department of Education said it found no evidence to substantiate claims that testing improprieties alleged to have happened during the time that Michelle Rhee was chancellor impacted federal education dollars flowing into the District of Columbia public schools.


Connecticut organizations are seeking to ensure that the Sandy Hook community has support in the future and present.


The U.S. Department of Education's office of inspector general is still investigating whether school officials in the District of Columbia cheated on standardized tests during Ms. Rhee's tenure as chancellor.


Students and families visited Sandy Hook Elementary School to prepare for the return to school tomorrow.


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