March 2017 Archives

Organizations that support and represent principals, teacher-leaders, and educator-preparation programs are calling on Congress to maintain funding for Title II, Part A and other programs that support school leaders.


If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.


New York City, the country's largest school system, says it will not allow federal immigration agents to enter its schools without signed warrants, and will host forums to help immigrant families know their rights and services available to them.


Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.


A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.


The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.


The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.


In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.


Urban superintendents and school board members dove into sessions on state and federal education policy, school governance, English-language learners, and initiatives supporting males of color at the Council of the Great City Schools conference.


Nearly a quarter of school buildings were rated in "fair" or "poor" condition, The American Society of Civil Engineers said in its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to address superintendents and school board members from the country's largest school districts in Washington, D.C., on Monday at the annual legislative conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.


Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.


The National Center on Teacher Quality named eight districts as its first ever "Great Districts For Great Teachers" for their initiatives in the areas of recruitment and support.


The Grammy-award winning rapper, who attended Chicago public schools, urged companies to donate to the city's schools and pledged to give $10,000 for every $100,000 donated.


The Alexandria, Va., school district said more than 300 staffers had requested leave on Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day and the day of a planned women's strike.


Mayor Greg Fischer said that two bills in the statehouse--one that would dismantle Louisville's long-standing integration efforts and the other to allow charter schools--could upend public schooling in the city.


A survey of Louisiana school districts and charter schools found that all schools charged students for something, and that some of the fees were punitive.


The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district has canceled classes on March 8, when "A Day Without a Woman" demonstrations are planned in cities around the world. The district expects a large number of staff absences, which the superintendent said would affect student safety and the ability to operate schools.


Matthew Utterback, the superintendent of the North Clackamas school district in Milwaukie, Ore., was selected from a field of four finalists as the 2017 Superintendent of the Year.


District leaders will dive into sessions on ESSA implementation, developing strong principals, using social media for professional development and community engagement, fiscal stewardship, and effective use of data.


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