As readers of this blog surely know, today is the second day of a teachers' strike in Chicago that's being closely watched around the country. The strike has implications for districts and educators, but it has broad implications for district CEO Jean-Claude Brizard.


A divide between public school parents and members of an Orthodox Jewish community in New York threatens to tear apart a small school district.


The Council of the Great City Schools is using experience gleaned from its members to develop and sell a program that allows school districts to track key non-academic performance indicators.


This year, as has been the case since the first survey in 1999, students' perception of a safer school climate was directly related to the availability of school-based LGBT resources and support, including Gay-Straight Alliances and comprehensive anti-bullying policies.


As the school year kicks into gear, absenteeism is likely far from your mind. It's not flu season yet, and health, energy, and enthusiasm are all (hopefully) high. Yet research suggests that many teachers will miss more than ten days of school this year, and that the way schools deal with that absenteeism can have a real impact on school climate and student achievement. Join us for a webinar on substitute teaching next Thursday.


A real estate website used census data to track popular and unpopular school districts around the country.


Local charitable organizations are taking a more active stance in guiding education policy discussions in their communities.


A first-of-its-kind lawsuit accuses the Clovis Unified district of failing to uphold a 2003 law requiring sexual health education in public schools to be comprehensive, medically accurate, science-based, and bias-free.


A scandal involving the former Omaha school superintendent has continued to roil the districts weeks after her resignation.


Citing a growing body of research and data that shows the disproportionate use of out-of-school suspension, in which black and Latino students and students with disabilities are more likely to be suspended and likely to be punished more harshly than other students, the groups say students who need to spend the most time in class are losing it at an alarming rate.


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