Earlier this month, leaders from 15 school districts around the country gathered in Washington to meet with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, share lessons they'd learned, and celebrate successes.


A new infographic from the Opportunity to Learn Campaign illustrates the disproportionate effect of school closings on minority and low-income students.


Philadelphia's schools brace for possible "doomsday" budget cuts.


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $350,000 to a group that's supporting a candidate for Los Angeles' school board in a runoff election.


Carol Johnson, the superintendent of Boston's public schools, announced today that she is retiring.


Chicago students join increasing numbers of protests around the country objecting to what some say is an overuse of standardized tests.


From guest blogger Alyssa Morones Last week, Boston, and the nation, stood still in the wake of a bombing at the Boston City Marathon. On Friday, the city watched as a manhunt for one of the suspected bombers closed down its streets. On Monday, area students returned to school. Aside from their proximity to the bombings and the manhunt, several Boston-area school systems have been personally touched by the the tragedies of last week. Two of their students, 8-year-old Martin William Richard, of Dorchester, and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, who attended the University of Massachusetts-Boston, were killed in the blasts. The ...


Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District, which runs 6 schools in Memphis, is the subject of a new report that suggests the model could help other states improve low-performing schools.


Washington councilmembers expressed concerns about cheating, but were focused on establishing new security procedures rather than on investigating past incidents.


Beverly Hall's lawyers refute allegations that the former schools chief inflated test scores in order to boost her annual bonus payments.


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