August 2013 Archives

On Thursday, NASSP and MetLife announced Sheena Alaiasa of Hawaii as their Middle School Principal of the Year.

More than 400 districts and charter school organizations have said they want to compete for their share of $120 million to support their vision for local school improvement.

Faced with a huge budget deficit, Philadelphia school officials say they need pay cuts and other concessions from the teachers' union before schools can open next month.

Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.

More than 12,000 Chicago students are attending different schools this year after city leaders closed nearly 50 elementary schools earlier this year.

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls for improving the criminal justice system, school districts continue to search for a solution to the school-to-prison pipeline.

More school leaders use Twitter to showcase their districts and their ideas on a range of education issues.

After shutting down almost 50 elementary schools, the city's education leaders face a big test of safety and order on the first day of classes.

Paymon Rouhanifard, the former chief strategy and innovation officer in Newark, will lead the Camden school district

The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.

A politics-focused collaborative encyclopedia recently launched a new school board portal with the hopes of encouraging civic engagement in education.

Opposition to school closures is much higher among respondents who are not white.

The city's new strategic plan focuses on customer service, community schools, expanding pre-K and arts offerings in order to compete with charters.

El Paso and Columbus are still recovering from recent cheating scandals that will require the new leaders to focus on rebuilding trust in their communities.

Mayor Michael Nutter has ordered the city finance agency to take out a $50 million loan on behalf of the school system so that schools may open on time and safely.

A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.

Thousands of students will attend different schools when classes begin Aug. 26 after their home schools were shuttered in a wave of closures meant to help fill a $1 billion budget deficit.

Guilford County Schools continues to develop its African American Male Initiative, aimed at reducing suspensions and improving literacy among the schools' black male students.

The Center for American Progress has released a new report suggesting that school districts could improve efficiency by consolidating small districts.

Philadelphia schools won't be able to open on time if they don't receive more funds, superintendent William Hite said today.

Under their newly won flexibility from No Child Left Behind, eight California districts are making dramatic changes to school accountability and oversight.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the special waiver for eight districts would hold schools accountable for tens of thousands of additional students, including English-learners and students with disabilities.

Eight districts, collectively serving roughly 1 million students, will operate under a radically different accountability system than the rest of California.

The Wallace Foundation recently released a compilation of the revised principal pipeline standards developed by its six grant-recipient districts.

A small number of unaccredited districts in Missouri struggle to stay afloat financially as students opt to transfer to nearby accredited school systems.

Reading and math assessments will go on as planned for the 21 districts that participate in the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment.

A number of district leaders in Indiana ask tough questions about the integrity of the state's A-F grading system amid revelations that the former state superintendent changed a grade to benefit one charter school.

An article suggests that superintendents and principals benefit most from the current pension systems in many districts.

A judge in Cook County, Ill., has denied a motion to stop 10 of the district's 49 planned school closings this year.

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