Students transferring from the unaccredited Kansas City, Mo. schools would impose a financial burden on their new districts, which violates state provisions prohibiting unfunded mandates, the judge ruled.
Elementary school students who moved from overcrowded facilities showed academic growth, but that growth was not seen in high school students, according to a report from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Districts need to move quickly if they're interested in applying for this money, which can be used to spur education reform at the local level.
The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.
The superintendent of the Columbus public schools says in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch that some principals may have engaged in wrongdoing by aggressively "scrubbing" student attendance data.
The law changing the requirements for district chiefs also limits the amount of money superintendents can receive as part of a severance package.
The group includes a blend of government officials, traditional district leaders and leaders from educational organizations.
The Allentown, Pa., school district will have to take a number of steps to better prevent and address sexual harassment to resolve a federal investigation into how it handled the sexual assaults by a 5th grade student on 6- and 7-year-old schoolmates.
The Boston Consulting Group, which has worked with districts and states around the country, suggests that cash-strapped school systems need to make cuts with an eye towards getting the most out of budget dollars.
The four will serve on the board of directors of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, joining 12 other members.