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Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.


Los Angeles School Board Reviewing Superintendent Deasy's Performance

The board will decide later this month whether to extend Superintendent John Deasy's contract. Both supporters and detractors think his days at the nation's second-largest school district are numbered.


Federal Civil Rights Officials: Districts Must Ensure Equal Access to Resources

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that the office for civil rights will investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.


A Dozen Former Educators Stand Trial in Atlanta Schools Cheating Case

Former superintendent Beverly Hall, also charged in the case, has had her trial delayed indefinitely due to illness.


Teacher Sickout Closes Two Jefferson County, Colo., High Schools

Jefferson County Public Schools have been roiled with protests in the last two weeks over a new teacher compensation package and a proposal to review the A.P. U.S. History curriculum to promote patriotism and downplay negative aspects of American history.


California Limits Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.


College Board Weighs in on Colorado Protest Over AP History Curriculum

Students in Jefferson County, Colo., have been staging walk-outs this week to register protest against proposed changes to the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum...


Civil Rights Officials Probe Alleged Racial Discrimination in NOLA School Closures

The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.


Colo. Students Protest Proposal to Promote Positive Aspects of U.S. History

Hundreds of high school students in Jefferson County, Colo., protested proposed changes to history curricula.


Indianapolis Seeking New Batch of 'Innovation School Fellows'

The program was launched this year, with the Mind Trust, to create opportunities for educators and others to propose ways to transform low-performing and underused schools.


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