September 2013 Archives

Education commissioner Chris Nicastro says pleas for accreditation were based on avoiding transfers rather than on sustainable improvement in schools.

A two-time Broad winner, Houston beat districts serving Cumberland County, N.C.; San Diego, and Riverside, Calif., for this year's Broad Prize for Urban Education.

A Boston city councilor, who ran on a school reform agenda, and a state representative who is a strong supporter of organized labor, will face off in November to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.

A dozen candidates are vying to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino and take the reins over the 57,000-student school system.

The former superintendent and former athletic director of a suburban Philadelphia district allegedly traded inappropriate and racist text messages about students and staff members.

A new survey finds that most Philadelphians think the schools are only doing a fair or poor job, and most blame state and city leaders rather than school officials.

A new report from the American Enterprise Institute focuses holds up Douglas County, Colo., as a model for school reform.

Jaime Aquino says he can't continue as deputy superintendent in the nation's second largest school system because school board members are micromanaging his efforts.

Vallas supporters were defeated by challengers in Tuesday's election.

The protest against the Duvall County school is just the most recent effort to rename a school named after a historical figure

Bill De Blasio took first, though a runoff election is possible. De Blasio's education views indicate that big changes are possible in the mayorally run district.

District leaders in California object to a measure that would dramatically scale back the number of students who are tested in English/language arts and math next spring.

NASSP's principal of the year is Sheila Harrity, of Massachusetts

Voters in New York City will narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg who has tightly controlled the city's school system for the last 12 years.

A former area director who oversaw more than 20 schools in the Atlanta district is acquitted of charges that she influenced a witness.

A book buyer bribed employees to allow him to take books from schools and sometimes sell them back to the district.

Dorsey Hopson II, former legal counsel and interim superintendent, will take the reins of the merged district.

Contract negotiations continue in Philly; millions in state aid hang in the balance.

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