Kansas City District Must Allow Student Transfers For Now, State Board Rules

Missouri state board members declined to grant the 13,000-student district a temporary provisional accreditation status that would have staved off student transfer to other districts.


Philadelphia District Invites Educators, Community to Redesign Schools

The School Redesign Initiative will give parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations the opportunity to propose ideas to transform the city's traditional neighborhood public schools.


Houston School District Targeting North Carolina Teachers

The district in recent months has trained its sights on North Carolina's teachers, who are among the lowest paid in the nation.


Big-City Districts Join Obama's Initiative to Support Black and Latino Boys

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.


Cities in New York State Get Ready for Arrival of Child Migrants

Syracuse and New York City leaders are mobilizing services and supports for the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have arriving in their communities.


Civil Rights Office Investigating School Closures in Houston

The complaint alleges that the school district has unfairly closed schools in minority neighborhoods in recent years.


Karen Lewis For Chicago Mayor? Union Leader Forms Exploratory Committee

The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.


Principals Group Unveils TV Show to Tell Their Story

The collaboration with ITN Productions addresses current issues in education.


Arne Duncan Says Philadelphia District 'Starved for Resources'

The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."


Report Calls on Principals to Put Greater Focus on Pre-K-3 Years

The organization calls for greater communication between elementary school principals and pre-K programs and more training and professional development to help principals support pre-K-3 alignment.


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