Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Plans to Sharply Increase Education Spending

The Democrat's proposed budget would restore the estimated $1 billion in education cuts made in the previous administration, and all school districts will receive more money.


Beverly Hall, Former Atlanta Chief Indicted in Cheating Scandal, Dies

Hall, a former national superintendent of the year, was widely lauded for strong gains in Atlanta until a cheating scandal tarnished that legacy.


Chicago Changes Course, Will Offer PARCC Districtwide This Year

The district faced more than $1 billion in federal and state cuts if it did not offer the test districtwide, and the state of Illinois threatened to pull its designation as a district.


Pennsylvania Governor Appoints New Head of Philly School Commission

The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.


New Settlement Reached in Hartford, Conn., Desegregation Case

In Sheff v. O'Neill, which was filed in 1989, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the state must take action to integrate schools and reduce racial isolation.


Administrators in Texas District Forced Out Amid Course and Credit Scandal

A probe revealed that hundreds of students received credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly took the same course despite passing each time.


AASA and Howard University to Partner on Training for Urban Superintendents

The initiative will join a growing number of specialized training programs that aim to help prepare school leaders to manage the complex demands of running school systems.


Athens, Ga., Schools Chief Named Superintendent of the Year

Philip Lanoue has led the 13,000-student Clarke County school system since 2009.


Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson Gets Contract Renewal

Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces April Runoff

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who was backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and ran a campaign largely focused on education, garnered nearly 34 percent of the vote.


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