The ASCD will host a public discussion on teacher and principal evaluation.

The El Paso school board is taking steps to challenge a state takeover of the district.

The 16 winners of the Race to the Top District competition were announced.

Michigan's legislature is considering a new Emergency Manager Bill that would have consequences for Detroit and other districts

Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, Hartford, Conn., and Spring Branch, Texas, were awarded grants from the Gates Foundation to foster collaboration and reduce tension between district and charter schools.

A coalition of Michiganders that includes school board members, parents, and the superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools sent a letter yesterday to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and President Obama questioning the Michigan Education Authority's selection as a finalist in the Race to the Top district competition.

Oh, mama, can this really be the end? Shelby County residents who had hoped to avoid a merger with the struggling 105,000-student Memphis school district have the Memphis blues again, after a judge ruled earlier this week that they can't vote to start their own school systems. The suburbs had hoped to have districts up and running by the 2013-14 school year.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the College Board's Advocacy & Policy Center launched a free online toolkit for principals, focused on "equity, personalization, smart data, collaboration and continuous improvement."

Sixty-one districts have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top district competition. Up to 25 winners will split $400 million, to be awarded in December.

On the heels of Michigan voters' attempt to repeal the state's emergency manager law, the Detroit Board of Education has voted to withdraw from the fledgling, state-run Educational Achievement Authority, which currently runs 15 schools of the city's worst-performing schools.

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