New professional standards for educational leaders, formerly known as the ISLLC standards, stress principals' role in hiring, developing rigorous curriculum, promoting equity, and managing school operations.
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A New York City pilot program to promote diversity will allow seven elementary schools to set aside seats for low-income students, English-language learners, or students in the child welfare system.
Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is looking for a politically-savvy and experienced instructional leader (with additional traits) to run the school district.
Tom Boasberg, Denver's superintendent for the last seven years, will explore Latin American with his family. He plans to return to the district next summer.
As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.
The Montgomery County, Md., school board voted 6-2 not to hold classes on Sept. 12 next year, when the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Adha is expected to be celebrated.
Ninety-seven percent of union members who participated in a "practice" strike vote last week supported a walkout if necessary, the union says.
The district, which borders Ferguson, has about 200 homeless students and nearly all of its students qualify for free and reduced price meals.
The short list includes the interim superintendent Michael Goar, as well as candidates from Milwaukee, Massachusetts, Houston, and Minnesota.
Despite growth, overall charter enrollment still accounts for just 6 percent of public school enrollment nationwide.
Recently introduced legislation in Congress would forgive loans over a period of seven years for principals who work in high-needs schools.
The three conservative school board members lost their seats in a hotly-contested recall election in the Denver suburb of Jefferson County, Colo.
Malika Anderson, the Achievement School District's current deputy superintendent, is a graduate of the Broad Foundation's Residency in Urban Education.
The Chicago Teachers' Union is urging its members to save up to 25 percent of their paychecks in preparation for a possible strike next year.
There have been allegations of death threats, and spending is expected to top $1 million in a contentious recall election in Jefferson County, Colo., according to media reports.
Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.