The U.S. News and World Report "Best High Schools" rankings use federal data in part to evaluate schools, but some of that information has been shown to be inaccurate.
The president told the graduating seniors in the tornado-devastated town that their rebuilding efforts revealed the power of community.
Paul G. Vallas, who is currently the interim superintendent in Bridgeport, Conn., says a recent contract to work with low-performing schools in Illinois should not distract him from his current position.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation's best high schools used faulty state and federal information in its calculations for at least one school, officials acknowledged.
Evaluation systems in the state tend to have just two or three categories, and are used more often to guide retention decisions than professional development, according to a survey from the San-Francisco based research group WestEd.
The guide, released by a federally-funded resource center, is intended to help state and district facilitators create or revamp their process for measuring the effectiveness of school leaders.
The law, which required unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation costs for students who wanted to depart for neighboring accredited districts, places an unfair burden on taxpayers, a judge ruled.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's latest story on aberrant test scores looks at schools that have earned federal recognition.
Buffalo is the only school district of 10 that has not had its school improvement grant money unfrozen by the state.
School leaders announced a budget plan that would close schools and restructure them into "achievement networks."