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The annual convention of elementary and middle school principals in Long Beach, Calif., focuses on empowering principals to tackle key challenges of the job.


If the district is successful, they'll have to take the final step without outgoing Superintendent R. Stephen Green, who has steered the district from "the brink of state takeover."


Gov. Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced that after 20 years under state control, the city's public schools will return to local governance by the end of the next academic year.


After Gov. Sam Brownback approved changing to the state's per-pupil K-12 funding formula to a block-grant funding mechanism, some school districts headed to court to block the law.


This is the second year in a row that the Democratic governor has vetoed an attempt to fix the state's school transfer bill. He said the bill doesn't address the problems the law had created.


Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent in Jennings, Mo., appeared with other local leaders to talk frankly with the Democratic presidential candidate about racial and socioeconomic issues in their communities.


The district is strapped for cash, faces a $1.1 billion deficit, and may be unable to make its full $634 million pension payment due by the end of June.


The American Federation of Teachers and In the Public Interest argue that the Walton Family Foundation's ideology has led to rapid expansion of a charter sector that lacks transparency and accountability and is undermining traditional public schools.


The group of 22 school districts will work to help Normandy Schools Collaborative and Riverview Gardens school districts regain firm academic and financial footing.


Schools chief Mike Miles, who has led the district since July 2012, often clashed with employees and school board members.


Tiffany Anderson, one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From, will discuss equity in education with the Democratic presidential candidate today in St. Louis.


Cami Anderson, who has been under fire for much of her tenure since her appointment in 2011, will most likely be replaced by Chris Cerf.


Community members mounted a campaign to keep Superintendent Dana Bedden from taking a job in Boston.


National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.


A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.


The annual "State of Public Education in New Orleans" report, which is published by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University, examines the education reforms in the city's public schools since 2005's Hurricane Katrina.


Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.


The American Federation of Teachers is supporting the Newark advisory school board's petition to the New Jersey board of education to remove Superintendent Cami Anderson from her post.


Louisiana's Recovery School District is proving to be a model for many state governors who are intent on turning around struggling schools.


Superintendent Mike Miles' own job security has been a hot topic of late after several school board members tried, but failed, to fire him in April.


Education Week is asking readers to nominate outstanding district leaders for its annual special report. Deadline is August 1, 2015.

Studies released by the Education Law Center and the Leadership Conference Education Fund argue that deficits in school funding and resources have shortchanged students in many of the nation's urban and rural districts.


Emergency Manager Darnell Earley estimates the decentralization effort will save the financially-strapped district about $10 million per year.


Under Maryland's new Hunger Free Schools Act of 2015, entire schools, not just individual students, are eligible for free meals.


The accounts, which will launch on June 8, will allow parents to access information about attendance and grades and will be available on laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices.


Summer jobs are important in helping teens to develop key "soft" skills and work experience that will help them succeed later in life.


The new appointments come on the heels of the resignation of the schools chief amid an ongoing federal investigation into a no-bid contract awarded by the school board.


Stephen K. Zrike, Jr., the superintendent of the Wakefield, Mass., schools, will work with the state to turn around the chronically underperforming district in Holyoke.


Barbara Byrd-Bennett's resignation comes as federal officials investigate a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded to one of her former employers.


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