June 2013 Archives

Paul Vallas did not complete a mandated leadership training program and must step down, a judge ruled.

Unaccredited districts and transfers in Missouri.

Prince George's County, Md., and Camden, N.J., have new school district leaders.

Districts supported by the GE Program saw student achievement gains in end-of-year state mathematics exams.

Rising transportation costs and continued tight budgets driving districts to use school bus fees to pay for transportation services.

Wake County has a new superintendent.

Gov. Tom Corbett says he is seeking help from the federal government on behalf of the financially strapped Philadelphia schools.

The judge overseeing the case expresses concerns over defendants' statements to state investigators.

Yesterday, the Obama administration released the comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts it had first promised after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

from Rules for Engagement blogger Nirvi Shah The Obama administration today released comprehensive emergency guidelines for school districts (as well as some others customized to the needs of colleges and universities and houses of worship) that are meant to help school emergency planners create new plans, or revise existing plans, for how to respond in an array of crisis situations. The guides are the first of their kind to be jointly written by four federal agencies—the U.S. departments of Education, Homeland Security, Justice, and Health and Human Services. According to a press release, the guides "incorporate lessons learned...

A D.C. charter school principal is awarded for outstanding leadership.

A final report on a federal audit of the El Paso Independent School District found cheating, manipulation

District and city officials announce a slate of service requests they have filled to make transition to new school assignments safer for students.

Join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz June 17 for a live chat about the District of Columbia's foray into teaching the common standards in English/language arts in an 8th grade classroom.

Applications for the U.S. Department of Education's Principal Ambassador Fellowship were made public this week.

Los Angeles school board members will vote on the deal being recommended by Superintendent John Deasy next week.

The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.

New bills would allow Michigan to dissolve bankrupt districts.

Virginia is getting closer to starting a new state-run district.

Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.

The corporate titan of fun is a sought-after provider of professional development for school districts.

Two dozen schools received letters containing threatening and disturbing content.

Fifty-five districts in the state are running a deficit this year, which is the most the state has ever seen.

A desegregation case near Augusta, Ga., is up for a hearing that may end court-ordered busing in the district.

Youth Connection Charter Schools serve thousands of dropouts from Chicago public schools and have helped drive down the city's overall dropout rate.

Muskegon Heights, a school district in Michigan run by a for-profit company, nears the end of its first year.

The embattled district shows signs of improvement that could lead to restoring its standing with state education officials.

New Jersey's Camden takeover in context.

Charter schools are among the top performers when it comes to preparing Hispanic students in California's Silicon Valley for college.

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