A group of more than 20 districts have agreed to use a set of shared "publishers' criteria" when selecting language arts and literacy textbooks and other teaching materials.
Lorenzo Garcia, who served as El Paso superintended from 2006 to 2011, manipulated the system to exclude some 10th graders from taking the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.
The district had been grouping students by ability instead of by grade level in 10 schools, but leaders say they now need to focus on regaining accreditation in the struggling Missouri district.
Birmingham, the state's third-largest district, is not meeting a state law that requires a month's operating expenses in reserve.
The 4700-student Scarsdale, N.Y. district, in a community with a median household income of $238,000, topped a list of the wealthiest school districts in the country, as compiled by the website 24/7 Wall Street. The website used census data from 2006 to 2010 to develop its list. All of the top 10 wealthiest school districts are commuter communities of New York City, except for the Riverdale district, a tiny school system of about 600 students in suburban Portland, Ore. Not surprisingly, these wealthy districts also have high graduation rates and test scores. As 24/7 Wall Street ...
California has a 40-year-old state law that says pupil progress on state tests must be a part of evaluating teachers, but the district's teacher's union has opposed such moves.
Learn more about Miami-Dade's work with Hispanic students in a new Education Week article and an upcoming webinar.
The paper is working on special report on "Leaders to Learn From" that will come out in February.
The revelation of sexually explicit emails sent by the former Des Moines, Iowa schools chief should be a "wake-up call" to school leaders about the dangers of lapses in judgment, education officials say.
The struggling school system is now under an improvement plan that includes partnerships with high-performing charter schools.