Obama administration officials talk federal early-education proposals, turnarounds, NCLB waivers, and sequestration in addressing urban school leaders' annual legislative conference.
The single wave of closures is believed to be one of the biggest in the nation.
Michelle Rhee and other education activists continue to test their influence in local school board races.
The superintendent of the 311,000-student Clark County School District in Nevada, which encompasses the Las Vegas metro area and is the nation's fifth-largest school district, will leave his post later this month, according to an announcement from the district released this month.
Only one newcomerelected to the Los Angeles-area school board under a new system designed to bring more diversity to the panel.
Millions of dollars in independent expenditures pushed spending in the primary race for three seats on the Los Angeles school board to record levels.
The governor of Georgia suspended six of the nine board members of the 99,000-student DeKalb school system in Georgia this Monday
A group of like-minded California districts are forging ahead to seek a waiver from mandates of NCLB after the state of California's bid to do so failed.
School districts can improve the quality of leadership in their schools by recruiting and supporting school leaders, says a new report on principals from the Wallace Foundation.
The high-profile charter school leader is not only tackling school turnaround in New Orleans, he's pursuing a new, non-charter effort to provide better secondary school choices to middle class families in Los Angeles Unified.