July 2014 Archives

"The Forgotten Fourth" by Families for Excellent Schools, an advocacy group, paints a dark picture of a portion of the school system and calls for "bold leadership and action now" to fix the city's failing schools.


The educators agreed never to seek work at public, charter or cyber schools or with contracted education providers.


The deadline to nominate school district leaders with innovative ideas for Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From report is August 1.


The Governor's Aspiring Principals Academy is a yearlong program that includes in-person meetings along with online coaching, mentoring, and networking for 48 assistant principals, vice principals, and other school leaders.


K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.


Charges stemming from the widespread cheating scandal are still pending against the former Atlanta superintendent, but her poor health may keep her from ever standing trial.


An editorial in The Boston Globe Monday called the plan to install microphones on school buses "bad public policy and a bad lesson for students."


The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.


A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.


New data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that U.S. principals were more likely than their counterparts in other countries to believe their students come from impoverished homes.


Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.


The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.


The district in recent months has trained its sights on North Carolina's teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation.


Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.


Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.


The complaint alleges that the school district has unfairly closed schools in minority neighborhoods in recent years.


The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.


The collaboration with ITN Productions addresses current issues in education.


The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."


The organization calls for greater communication between elementary school principals and pre-K programs and more training and professional development to help principals support pre-K-3 alignment.


David Jernigan's hiring is part of a broader plan to promote collaboration between the district and its local charter sector.


A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.


The three-day conference will provide elementary and middle-school principals with tools to improve leadership skills and launch new initiatives.


Reports from a progressive think tank suggest changes in state policy could help districts get more bang for their buck.


Tuesday's announcement included news of a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to train superintendents as principal supervisors.


The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.


Seattle Superintendent José Banda, a career educator in California, says he is the finalist for the schools chief job in Sacramento City Unified.


The Center for American Progress' report on principals is the latest to look at the support and resources principals need to do their job well as their responsibilities keep expanding.


California educators chosen to help steer the group, which represents the interests of the nation's largest urban school districts.


The money will go toward hiring up to 120 new certified arts teachers; upgrading arts facilities and developing partnership programs with New York City Arts Institutions.


The state fiscal year in Pennsylvania began without a budget signed by the governor, but the Philadelphia school district is hoping its city will get permission to impose a $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes to help fund its struggling schools.


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