Martin J. Blank, the president of IEL, reflects on the state of education leadership and the need for more cross-boundary collaboration to improve outcomes for children and youth.
Cami Anderson said she is "passionate" about the city and "hopeful" about the progress she has seen.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that sequestration cuts to Title I and Impact Aid forced some districts to reduce specialists, increase class sizes, reduce professional development, and delay technology upgrades.
The School Reform Commission decided not to pass the school budget, an action that violates the City Charter.
Education Department officials flagged problem areas for the seven districts participating in the No Child Left Behind Act waiver, including delays and changes to strategies aimed at the lowest-achieving schools.
The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.
July 1 is the deadline to nominate creative district-level personnel for the Leaders To Learn From class of 2015.
The district reported in 2010 that the number of dropouts had declined from about 2,000 students annually to about 600, but it appears that the lower numbers may have been wrong.
In an external review commissioned by the Boston district, the Council of the Great City Schools finds discord and disorganization that threaten the school system's long record of progress.
Democrat Jay Nixon objects to the measure's proposed voucher program.