Ferguson School Board Elections Unfair to Black Candidates, Lawsuit Alleges

A federal lawsuit filed today by the ACLU alleges that school board elections in Ferguson keep blacks "all but locked out of the political process."


Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.


Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.


Minneapolis Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

The Minneapolis school board approved Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's resignation late Tuesday, paving the way for her to leave the 34,000-student district.


Education Week's Leaders To Learn From Honors Stellar District Leaders

The special issue highlights school district leaders that are engaging in innovative approaches to improve their schools.


Atlanta Educators Threatened Students Against Reporting Cheating, Jury Told

In the 10th week of the Atlanta test-cheating trial, witnesses testified that some teachers threatened students who reported cheating, or told students that they were "just dumb."


Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Decries School Funding "Injustices" in Philly and Nation

In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.


Will York City Public Schools Become Pa.'s First All-Charter District?

A local judge is hearing arguments on whether the state can appoint a receiver for the financially-strapped district which could become the first in Pennsylvania to have all of its schools turned over to a for-profit charter school operator.


Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.


Leading Public Education Organizations Lack Diversity at Top, Report Finds

The findings show that while 98 percent of the participating organizations support diversity, only 33 percent describe it as a core value and even fewer have a clear definition of what it means.


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