Who Are the Effective, Innovative Leaders Working in Your School District?

The deadline to nominate school district leaders with innovative ideas for Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From report is August 1.


Maryland Launches Academy to Help Assistant Principals Become Principals

The Governor's Aspiring Principals Academy is a yearlong program that includes in-person meetings along with online coaching, mentoring, and networking for 48 assistant principals, vice principals, and other school leaders.


Why Do the Lawsuits Against Obamacare Matter to School Districts?

K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.


Trial in Atlanta Cheating Case Will Proceed Without Beverly Hall

Charges stemming from the widespread cheating scandal are still pending against the former Atlanta superintendent, but her poor health may keep her from ever standing trial.


Boston Plan for Cameras and Microphones on School Buses Comes Under Fire

An editorial in The Boston Globe Monday called the plan to install microphones on school buses "bad public policy and a bad lesson for students."


Civil Rights Officials Investigating Complaint Against 'One Newark' Plan

The complaint was filed in May by the Washington-based Advancement Project, which has also filed complaints against districts in Chicago and New Orleans, alleging that the widespread school closures and charter expansions discriminated against minority students.


Principal Survey Offers Snapshot of Mobility, Retention Among School Leaders

A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.


U.S. Principals More Likely to View Their Students as Disadvantaged

New data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development show that U.S. principals were more likely than their counterparts in other countries to believe their students come from impoverished homes.


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.


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